Teacher Grants

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK 2021 - May 3rd - May 7th
Let your teacher know they are a STAR by sending them a personalized Star Gram from the Foundation

You're A Star

Order a “You’re A Star” card from April 28th through May 7th and the Foundation will send it on your behalf with a personalized message. 
Each donation is an entry for your teacher to win a stay at the Bloomington Hilton PLUS dinner at the Bloomington ChopHouse!  

Donations start at $5.00

Buy a You're a Star Card


Each year, Minnetonka teachers submit grant requests for creative, educational ideas and programs they would like to implement for students. Since its inception in 1999, our Teacher Grant Program has awarded over $1,187,000 in teacher grants for Minnetonka classrooms and students.  The foundation proudly funded $43,425 in Teacher Grants for the 2021-22 school year.



*The application deadline for 2021-22 Teacher Grants has passed.

Applications for the 2022-23 Teacher Grant cycle will be due in February 2022.*


2020-21 Teacher Grants Virtual Presentation

In lieu of our traditional Teacher Grant Recipient Reception we've done the next best thing by honoring all recipient teachers with a virtual presentation!

Teacher Grants enhance all academic subject areas, technology, fine arts, early childhood education, special education and community service at all Minnetonka public school sites. Without the Foundation’s Teacher Grant support, most of these enrichments would not have been possible.

Funding for some of the fine arts grants is generously provided by the Minnetonka Alumni Association’s Fine Arts Endowment Fund.


Frequently Asked Questions for Minnetonka Teachers
The foundation funds a variety of teacher grants for Minnetonka classrooms. Grant requests should have a direct curricular tie, be innovative, or creatively add to student experiences. Average grant awards are between $100 and $3,500.

  • Teacher Grant applications are due on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 12 noon.
  • Teachers are notified of grant funding in early April, after Foundation and School Board approval.
  • Teacher Grants are announced publicly in mid-April.

Please feel free to contact the Foundation with any questions or to see if your grant idea fits within foundation's funding priorities.

Did you receive 2020-21 Teacher Grant funding? Here is the form to share the grant outcomes in your classroom.

Teacher Grant Summary Form

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