Orono Foundation for Education

A nonprofit organization

180 donors


While the Constitution of Minnesota pledges every child an adequate education, the Orono Foundation for Education and Orono Public Schools ardently believe that all Orono students not only deserve adequacy, but an EXCELLENT education. The financial landscape for all Minnesota school districts remains pressured due to the State's funding falling behind inflation trends since 2003. Local tax dollars are distributed evenly among school districts across the state based on number of students enrolled. The only dollars guaranteed to stay in our district are referenda funds approved by district voters and private donations to nonprofits that support the school, like the Foundation. Private funds are imperative to ensure that our schools remain at the forefront of innovation, expanding initiatives that positively impact current and future generations of learners. 

Through the generosity of our donors and commitment from the Orono community on the tradition of excellence at Orono Schools, the Orono Foundation for Education fulfilled $464,530 in grant requests from the Orono School District in 2022-2023. Orono students and their educational experiences have been transformed for the better by our community’s active participation and personal investment into the schools. Contributions to the Foundation help to ensure: 

These initiatives have had a significant impact on student achievement, helping Orono Schools to rank among the best in the state. By supporting the Orono Foundation, you help ensure that every student has access to the tools and resources they need to succeed.


There are many ways to give to the Orono Foundation for Education: 

  1. Make an online donation through GiveMN.com (click on donate button above).
  2. Submit an online donation or set up a recurring gift donation through the Orono Foundation for Education website.
  3. Mail a check to Orono Foundation for Education, P.O. Box 211, Long Lake, MN 55356.
  4. Transfer donor advised funds (DAF) directly to the organization (Tax ID: 41-1974305).
  5. Contribute a qualified charitable distribution from an IRA.
  6. Multiply the impact of your gift through a corporate matching program (check with your employer).
  7. Give securities such as stocks, bonds, or mutual funds.
  8. Bequest a gift through estate plans or planned giving.
  9. Volunteer. The gift or your time to the Foundation and the schools is invaluable. Contact us if you are interested in getting involved. 

Organization Data


Organization name

Orono Foundation for Education

Tax id (EIN)





PO Box 211
Long Lake, MN 55356



Social Media