Minnetonka Foundation

Enriching and Accelerating Minnetonka Schools

Since 1986, we funded innovative technology, programs, materials and experiences in Minnetonka schools. The curricular programs and materials we support excite and motivate Minnetonka students and teachers, preparing them to thrive in our rapidly-changing world. We depend on your financial donations and truly appreciate the support you provide to a world-class school district.


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 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


Dream Makers 2021 WAS A SUCCESS!

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Tour of Tables...At Home!

Tour of Tables at Home

The annual Fall Fundraiser, Tour of Tables, will be held virtually this year on Thursday, December 3rd at 7pm.  Register to view & shop the Virtual Boutique HERE.

Teacher Grant Recipients Honored Virtually

This Spring, 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!  Check it out HERE.

April 17, 2020

Hope Is An Anchor

With Week 2 of eLearning coming to a close let's come together as a Minnetonka Community with a fun, creative & relaxing activity for students & adults!  Local designer Lisa Valley has created custom coloring pages just for us...

Anchor Coloring Sheet EnglishAnchor Coloring Sheet Spanish Anchor Coloring Page Chinese

Click to download any (or all) of the above pages & let your inner artist shine!  Post on or message our Facebook page to be included in our upcoming Digital Gallery.

March 11, 2020

Lya Hurst

The Minnetonka Public Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Lya Hurst as the organization’s new Executive Director. She will play an integral role in helping to lead the Foundation in increasing community impact, consistent with the mission and vision of the organization.

Lya earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from DePauw University in 2005 and has more than 14 years of experience in the marketing/fundraising, events and communications sectors. Lya comes to from Taste of NFL where she worked as Event Director for the organization, managing the organization’s growing events platform.

Lya is a volunteer on the Clear Springs Elementary PTO and actively involved with the Minnetonka Community. When she’s not working or spending time with her 4th and 1st grade daughters, you can find her running, traveling, coaching soccer and at yoga. Also, be sure to look out for her when you are at Vikings games!

The Board of Trustees is excited to see her apply her industry experience and first-class education to help grow the Minnetonka Public Schools Foundation and reach our mission and vision goals for 2020 and beyond!

Lya will be officed on the lower level of the District Service Center & can be contacted at Lya.Hurst@MinnetonkaSchools.org

Students using Hub materials

We are pleased to provide $49,371 in Teacher Grants for the 2020-21 school year.

2020-21 Teacher Grants

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We believe:

  • Minnetonka Public Schools are the heart of our community.
  • Outstanding public education benefits us all — economically, culturally, and intellectually.
  • Community involvement improves the quality of public education.