$32,181 raised by 130 donors
Great Oaks Academy is a tuition-free, Classical charter school in Farmington, MN. Our mission is to provide students with a classical, liberal arts education that is rigorous, literature-rich, wondrous, and virtuous.
We are excited to once again work with Give Minnesota Non-Profit for Give To The Max day. We partner with Give To The Max as our primary yearly fundraiser to help support our growing school, students, and community. Your gifts help us complete our Mission to provide a classical, liberal arts education. The funds we raise this year during our Give to the Max drive will directly support our G.O.A.– Growing Out and Accessibility–initiatives.
As a non-profit charter school, Great Oaks Academy receives general education funding from the state like other public schools. We also receive about 10% through federal programs. However, public charter schools are not able to raise funds from taxpayers using bond or levy referendums like conventional, district schools. As a result, the amount we receive per student is 30% less than traditional public schools.
Because of this financial gap, we rely upon fundraising to help us achieve our mission of becoming a K-12 charter school that serves the South Metro with high quality, classical, liberal arts education. These funds not only sustain current Academy expenses, but allow us to continue to deepen the programs we already offer and develop more programs to meet our community needs.