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DISTRICT 279 FOUNDATION

aka OSSEO AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 279 FOUNDATION   |   Maple Grove, MN   |  www.district279foundation.org

Mission

The mission of District 279 Foundation is to support and enhance learning for all students in Osseo Area Schools.

Ruling year info

1992

Executive Director

Brian Siverson-Hall

Main address

11200 93RD Ave N

Maple Grove, MN 55369 USA

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EIN

41-1705060

NTEE code info

Private Grantmaking Foundations (T20)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Innovation in public education is one of the greatest opportunities to close the achievement gap and prepare all students for success. Yet, the funding to try new, innovative strategies is limited. That’s where the District 279 Foundation and our supporters’ step in – to enable our school leaders to lead the way in applying innovative teaching strategies that help to fill the gaps that may exist and serve the needs of the teachers and students. District 279 Foundation relies on community donations to fund the many programs and initiatives that serve children from early childhood to grade 12 in the Osseo Area Schools. By funding innovative programs that are outside of district funding, student learning is taken to the next level.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grants to support learning opportunities for students in Osseo Area Schools.

District 279 Foundation provides learning opportunities for students in Osseo Area Schools by funding programs, projects and other opportunities that are not presently available through the district's budget. Any district employee, school volunteer or community member may submit a grant application for consideration.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

District 279 Foundation seeks to recognize and celebrate the many achievements and success stories of the students, volunteers, and staff in Osseo Area Schools at the Investment in Youth Celebration. This annual celebration recognizes individuals from each site for their commitment and dedication to our community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Grants to support learning opportunities for students in Osseo Area Schools.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Grant requests are evaluated for breadth and depth of impact on students and fit with District 279 Foundation areas of focus.

Number of organizations applying for grants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Grants to support learning opportunities for students in Osseo Area Schools.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Any district employee, school volunteer or community member may submit a grant request. This metric reflects the need for additional resources varies from year to year in schools and classrooms.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Grants to support learning opportunities for students in Osseo Area Schools.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

District 279 Foundation funds programs, projects and other opportunities that are not presently available through the district's budget.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We believe that there is a moral, social and economic imperative to support student success and equitable student achievement.

District 279 Foundation supports students through two areas of focus: 1) innovative and creative projects that enhance curriculum, provide experiential learning opportunities or contribute to the community; 2) recognize the achievements of students and staff in Osseo Area Schools at the annual Investment in Youth Celebration.

District 279 Foundation was chartered in 1991 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization to provide learning opportunities for students in Osseo Area Schools. Over 25 years, District 279 Foundation has invested more than $2.2 million to fund educational programs and activities in schools across Independent School District 279 (ISD 279).

The foundation is made up of compassionate community members who believe that there is a moral, social and economic imperative to support student success and equitable student achievement. The Foundation supports Osseo Area Schools’ comprehensive approach to offer outstanding learning experiences in the classroom, on the stage and in the community. The district’s award-winning teachers work in collaborative teams whose sole focus is equitable student achievement, which means ensuring high levels of achievement for all students; accelerating growth for students of color and other underperforming groups; and closing the achievement gap for all students.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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DISTRICT 279 FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 07/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Heather Ayer

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/7/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability