Invest in Young Minds - The Community's Future

The Owatonna Independent School District No. 761 Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization providing for individuals, community groups and businesses to make contributions to give students and staff additional opportunities and programs not usually funded with tax dollars. Designated gifts are reviewed by the foundation board to ensure that they meet their stated objectives.

The ISD No. 761 Foundation is a separate legal entity from the Owatonna School District. All donations are tax-deductible.

Foundation funds will enhance existing district programs and encourage the development of innovative programs as determined by district educators and the school board.

Some of the areas currently benefiting from ISD No. 761 Foundation contributions include:  agriculture, industrial technology, math programs/scholarships, geography, athletics, music, professional teacher training, and student scholarships.

Latest News

Feb. 11, 2020

New kits at Lincoln Elementary encourage students to identify, regulate emotions

Thanks to a mini-grant from the 761 Foundation, Lincoln Elementary was able to purchase materials needed to create activity boxes called “Self-time Kits” that help students when they need to take a break, breathe, and calm down so they can continue their day. To learn more about how teachers and students are using the kits, see Bridget Kranz’s story in the Owatonna People’s Press.


Jan. 11, 2020

761 Foundation - Preserving opportunities for Owatonna schools

Columnist Todd Hale discusses the history of the 761 Foundation and the role the non-profit organization plays in funding programs within the Owatonna School District and the scholarships it awards to graduating seniors who excelled during their high school years and now need financial assistance with their post-secondary education. Read Todd Hale’s full column in the Owatonna People’s Press.

Currently supporting:
  • Agriculture Education

  • Industrial Technology

  • Math Programs & Scholarships

  • Robotics

  • Athletics

  • Music

  • Professional Teacher Training

  • Student Scholarships

  • And More!


Click here to see a listing of past awards

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PO Box 974

Owatonna, MN  55060

Support the 761 Foundation

All contributions are tax deductible