Westonka District #277 Foundation: bringing ideas to life by awarding over $120,000 in grants to programs, retreats, and projects in the Westonka Schools. Based on the philosophy that we believe an excellent education provides inspiration for lifelong learning and is the richest heritage we can give our children, Westonka District #277 Foundation is dedicated to its mission of enhancing student opportunities in Westonka Schools.


The Foundation began in 1995 with the purpose of providing funding for learning experiences and projects that did not receive funding from the general school district budget. Recipients are selected based on educational value; numbers of learners impacted; availability of other sources of funding; and demonstrated need for the project. The grant application calendar varies from year to year. Grant applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be due on September 21, 2017. Grantees will be notified of successful applications on or before October 27, 2017. Evaluations for funds used in the 2016-2017 year are due on May 30, 2017.


Examples of Grants Awarded:

  • Little Theater Renovation
  • Beginning Band Summer Camp
  • Ellison Machine with Dies
  • Leveled Readers
  • Cross Country Ski Equipment
  • School Store Display Case
  • ECFE Parent Group Materials


Grants are Not Limited to Just Teachers:

Anyone with a project that provides an opportunity for learning is eligible to apply. Besides the schools, grants have been awarded to the Special Education Advisory Board, the Westonka Healthy Community Collaborative, and the Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with MWHS art students.

See the "Grant Application" tab above left to see eligibility requirements, how to apply and previous grants awarded.


Want to help:

Consider making a donation, see the "Donate" tab above left or click below