Teacher Grants

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 almost $975,000 in grants.

The foundation plans to fund $63,124 in Teacher Grants for the 2017-18 school year, including $10,000 for classroom furnishings through the district’s innovative Design for Learning program.

Your financial gift by June 1 to underwrite any of the grants listed below allows the Foundation to fund even more Teacher Grants in the future.




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.




2017-18 Teacher Grant List

Photos from the Teacher Grant Reception
April 20, 2017


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 $500 and $5,000.

  • Teacher Grant applications are due in mid-February.
  • 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 Melissa Streit with any questions or to see if your grant idea fits within foundation's funding priorities.


Did you receive 2016-17 Teacher Grant funding? Here is the form to share the grant outcomes in your classroom.

Teacher Grant Summary Form