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Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation Mission:

The purpose of the Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation (SEEF) is to enrich and improve the quality of education in the Shakopee School District by funding projects that provide innovative learning opportunities for our students. 


Learn About Teacher Projects Funded by SEEF

Check out the video below to see highlights of a few of the exciting teacher projects funded by your contributions to SEEF. (Click on the arrow to view.)


Foundation Seeks New Board Members

SEEF is currently seeking individuals interested in supporting the organization’s goal of funding innovative learning opportunities for students in the Shakopee School District. We encourage individuals who are energetic, enthusiastic, and interested in sharing their time and talents with our organization to apply. As we continue to grow and expand our initiatives, we are looking for people with interests and/or skills in finance/accounting, fundraising, marketing, and website/social media development to help us meet our goals and enable our Foundation to continue to thrive.

If you are interested in making a difference for the teachers and students in the Shakopee schools, please complete this board member application.

We would love for you to be a part of our wonderful Foundation; however, we know it’s important for you to ensure that this is the right volunteer opportunity for you before committing. Please contact us with questions and consider joining us for a meeting to see if our mission is the right fit for you.


Rahr Malting Renews Commitment to SEEF in 2018

For a second year in a row, Rahr Malting Co. of Shakopee has made a very generous $5000 donation to SEEF. We are over the top grateful for this continued support. This kind of community support is so appreciated and necessary for this Foundation to continue to fund the annual Teacher Grant Program. Students and teachers across the district will be directly impacted by this gift. THANK YOU, THANK YOU to Rahr Malting!


News

Shakopee Valley News Editorial (Feb. 14, 2013):

SEEF adds to educational experience in Shakopee


Foundation Seeks Grant Proposals for the 2019-20 School Year

The Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation invites Shakopee Public Schools staff to apply for grant funding for innovative and creative projects. Applicants are encouraged to imagine new ways to engage  students and enhance curriculum. Again this year, the grant cycle begins in the spring to give you a chance to get your great ideas underway earlier next school year. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 PM, October 1, 2019. The Foundation will accept applications for grants up to $2,000.

Since 1992, the Foundation has distributed 488 classroom grants totaling over $369,000 for projects supporting the excellence that has always highlighted the Shakopee School District. Funds to support SEEF grants come from generous donations made by area businesses, service clubs, school district staff, community members and alumni.

Applying for a grant:

  • Review the 2019-20 Grant Guidelines and Criteria. Ensure your project meets the guidelines and discuss your idea with your supervisor. Tell us about your proposal by completing the Grant Application Form, (MS Word Template download).
  • Additional resources, including a sample completed application and lists of past grants, can be found on the Apply for a Grant page. 
  • Submit both a hard copy and a PDF of your proposal.
  • Technology-based applications will be reviewed by the Director of Instructional Technology to ensure that the technology is approved and supported by the district.
  • 2019-20 Grant Program Timeline:
    • September 24, 2019 - Deadline to submit technology-based grant proposals
    • October 1, 2019 - Deadline to submit all other grant proposals
    • October 31, 2010 - Grant awards announced
    • October 31, 2020 - Deadline to claim 2019 grant funds

Final Grant Report Form for 2018-19 Grant Awards

Final Grant Report Form (2018-19 grant awards)



SEEF Board Members Present Check to Fund Grants

Members of the Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation Board of Directors presented a check for $30,118 to the school board to fund 33 grants awarded to teachers across the district for the 2018-19 academic year. SEEF was able to fund more projects than in previous years due in part to the generosity of late Superintendent Gary Anger’s family, who designated SEEF as the recipient of gifts in Anger’s memory. THANK YOU to the many donors who make our Teacher Grant Program possible.