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.
Paulson discusses past, present and future of 761 Foundation
Bruce Paulson, chairman of the 761 Foundation, recently briefed the Rotary Club of Owatonna on the past, present, and future of the Foundation. Since its inception in 1992, the 761 Foundation has awarded mini-grants in excess of $2 million. To read more about Paulson’s presentation, see Ryan Anderson’s story in the Owatonna People’s Press.
761 Foundation grant applications due in January
761 Foundation teacher mini grant applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available and due on Jan. 18, 2019.
Every spring, the 761 Foundation awards nearly $100,000 in mini grants to
teachers and principals in Owatonna’s public schools to fund creative and
innovative programs that benefit a large number of students and is not likely to be funded through traditional school funding.
Math Programs & Scholarships
Professional Teacher Training
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All contributions are tax deductible