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.
Check out our video to see highlights of a few of the exciting teacher projects funded by your contributions to SEEF. (Click on the arrow to view.)
Recently the Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation welcomed Joanne Block, Dr. Mike Severson and Richard Luis to the Board of Directors. We are excited to have these individuals join the board and bring their unique talents, expertise and perspectives to the work of the Foundation. Our heartfelt thanks to each of them for agreeing to help further our mission to preserve and enhance the quality of education in the Shakopee School District.
A big THANKS to Rahr Malting Co. for the generous $5000 donation to SEEF! 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!!
Thank you to all who donated on Give to the Max Day. The Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation raised a total of $2305 during this campaign in large part due to the $1000 matching gift made by O’Brien’s Public House in Shakopee. Thank you, Public House, for your generosity!
It's because of you, our donors and partners, that we can support Shakopee students. If you didn’t get around to donating on GTTMD that’s okay. SEEF accepts donations to support the annual teacher grant program at anytime:
Shakopee Valley News Editorial (Feb. 14, 2013):
SEEF adds to educational experience in Shakopee
The Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the 2018-19 grant cycle. District staff are invited to submit a proposal for an innovative and creative project that will engage students and enhance curriculum.
Since 1991, SEEF has provided grants to teachers totaling over $339,000 for projects supporting the excellence that has always highlighted the Shakopee School District. Funds to support these grants come from generous donations made by area businesses, service clubs, school district staff, community members and alumni.
2018-19 Grant Timeline:
• September 24, 2018-Deadline to submit technology-based proposals
• October 1, 2018-Deadline to submit all other proposals
• October 31, 2018-Grant awards announced
• October 31, 2019-Deadline to claim 2018-19 grant funds
Apply For a Grant
The 2018-19 grant application form, grant guidelines, sample completed application, as well as lists of past SEEF grants are available under the Teacher Grants tab.
Members of the Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation Board of Directors presented a $24,400 check to the Shakopee School District to fund the 23 grants awarded to teachers across the district for the 2017-18 academic year. THANK YOU to our many donors for making this project possible.
For more about the annual Teacher Grant Program, see the article below.
The Shakopee Educational Endowment Foundation Board of Directors is proud to announce the 2017-18 teacher grant awards. The Foundation awarded 23 grants totaling $24,400 for innovative projects in the Shakopee schools. “With the help of your generous donations, SEEF, in partnership with our teachers, will increase the creative use of technology, expand book collections available for students and enhance learning in science, art, math, music and language arts classes,” according to Pamela Wiger-Bukari, foundation chairperson.
This year an amazing number of worthy proposals were received totaling over $36,000 in requests. Unfortunately, we did not have the resources to fund all of the projects.
Each year, Shakopee teachers submit grant proposals for cutting-edge, creative, educational projects they would like to implement. Since its inception in 1991, the Teacher Grant Program has awarded 455 grants totally more than $339,000 for teacher initiatives that enrich learning opportunities for students. SEEF grants enhance all academic subject areas - technology, fine arts, early childhood education and special education at all Shakopee public school sites. Without the foundation’s Teacher Grant Program, most of these projects would not be possible.
Teacher grants are SEEF’s means of supporting the excellence that has always highlighted the Shakopee School District. Funds to support the grants come from generous donations made by area businesses, service organizations, school district staff, community members and alumni.
Final Grant Report Form (for grant recipients)