Teacher Grants

Each year, Minnetonka teachers submit grant requests for creative, educational ideas and programs they would like to implement for students. Since its inception in 1999, our Teacher Grant Program has awarded over $1,187,000 in teacher grants for Minnetonka classrooms and students.  The foundation proudly funded $43,425 in Teacher Grants for the 2021-22 school year.


Thank You for participating in our Teacher Gift Sale and supporting our Teacher Grant Program!

Teacher Gifts will be delivered December 7th & 8th!


Michael Borgendale - Deephaven Elementary Teacher Grant



Past Events

Teacher Grants enhance all academic subject areas, technology, fine arts, early childhood education, special education and community service at all Minnetonka public school sites. Without the Foundation’s Teacher Grant support, most of these enrichments would not have been possible.

Funding for some of the fine arts grants is generously provided by the Minnetonka Alumni Association’s Fine Arts Endowment Fund.


Frequently Asked Questions for Minnetonka Teachers
The foundation funds a variety of teacher grants for Minnetonka classrooms. Grant requests should have a direct curricular tie, be innovative, or creatively add to student experiences. Average grant awards are between $100 and $3,500.

  • Teacher Grant applications are due on Tuesday, February 22, 2021, at 12 noon.
  • Teachers are notified of grant funding in early April, after Foundation and School Board approval.
  • Teacher Grants are announced publicly in mid-April.

Please feel free to contact the Foundation with any questions or to see if your grant idea fits within foundation's funding priorities.

Did you receive 2021-22 Teacher Grant funding? Here is the form to share the grant outcomes in your classroom.

Teacher Grant Summary Form

Teacher with students.