4/25/2014 7:23:00 AM Ed Foundation has donated over $850,000
by Mike Dalton
The Cannon Falls Education Foundation was established in 1993, and has provided over $850,000 in grants to the Cannon Falls Public Schools
The Foundation is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide funds to enhance the educational environment in the Cannon Falls Public Schools. Two-thirds of all funds raised go toward programs; one-third goes to the endowment, which currently sits at $575,000.
Each year, teachers are invited to submit applications for projects and program. The applications are signed by a principal and the superintendent before they are submitted to the Foundation's program committee, which in turn evaluates each request before submitting them to the full Foundation board for approval.
Some projects that have been funded by the Education Foundation are steel drums and keyboards for the music program; Lego robots and microscopes; the 4th grade Eagle Bluff trip and rock climbing expeditions; the high school school home building project and women's self-defense classes; and pottery equipment and field trips.
Donations to the Education Foundation are tax-deductible. More information can be found at the Foundation's web page, https://sites.google.com/a/cf.k12.mn.us/cfef/.