The Edina Education Fund is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the continued academic excellence of the Edina Public Schools.
The Ed Fund secures private, supplemental funding to support valuable education experiences and programs in the Edina Public Schools. Funds raised augment school system revenues that are provided by taxes, state aid, and other parent and student led fundraising efforts.
This year, we are proud to continue supporting excellence in education by:
We share our accomplishments with donors like you who make this important work possible. The Edina Education Fund is supported entirely by private grants and donations. We thank our donors for helping us provide greater academic opportunities for all Edina Public School students…today and into the future.
Every year the Edina Education Fund invites Edina Public Schools staff to request grant funds for educational programs that align with district educational competencies and have wide-spread impact. Over 300 of these grants have been awarded throughout the district at all grade levels over the past 20+ years, ranging from cultural diversity and inclusion curriculum to hands-on STEM activities to creative literacy enrichment opportunities.
District-Wide Education Programs
In addition to the one-year grants that are awarded through the Education Grants process, the Ed Fund supports larger programs with district-wide impact. These programs are often multi-year grant awards to support the phased implementation of longer-term programming. Recently funded projects include: Personal Financial Literacy, South View Writing Center, Edina High School Writers Block, Project Lead the Way, World Savvy, and Makerspaces in our elementary schools.
Fiscally Sponsored Projects
The Edina Education Fund believes it is able to better promote its mission through partnership and collaboration. To that end, the Ed Fund has acted as a fiscal sponsor for a variety of Edina education and student-related groups for a number of years. This arrangement allows these groups to be funded through charitable contributions, when otherwise they would not be able to do so because they lack a 501(c)(3) designation. The Ed Fund, as fiscal sponsor, provides grant funds to these groups that are made possible by designated donations made to the Ed Fund in their name. Some of our fiscally sponsored projects include: Edina High School Robotics, Edina Friends of Forensics – Speech and Debate, Edina High School Band Boosters, Friends of Latin Language, and others.
The Edina Education Fund partners with generous donors and Edina High School to facilitate scholarships for outstanding Edina High School graduating seniors. We are proud to be a part of this program and help students pursue higher education.
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