The Endowment Fund supports educational initiatives that require ongoing funding or larger sums that cannot be supported by the annual Teacher Grant Program.
A stable, permanent source of income, the Endowment Fund allows the Foundation to support long-term, district-wide needs and visionary programming. It is managed by a professional investment firm in accordance with strict investment principles identified in the Foundation’s by-laws. A financial committee meets regularly to monitor the investment portfolio.
Our Endowment fund supports district-wide global learning programs to provide Minnetonka students with opportunities to engage in a wide array of globally-focused activities, programs and initiatives every year. We aim to help students develop intercultural and global competencies that will allow them to succeed in our diverse and rapidly-changing world.
In 2007, The Foundation launched the first project funded by the Endowment, the Writing Center at Minnetonka High School. The Writing Center supports all Minnetonka High School students and staff through 1:1 writing conferences, workshops, and outreach. One full-time writing teacher and 22 well-trained student writing coaches serve writers in grades 9-12 and work on cross-age projects with middle and elementary students. Check out the Writing Center website here.