Gifts of Time

It takes a complete community to create great public schools. The I.S.D. No. 197 Educational Foundation Board of Directors is an all-volunteer group composed of parents, community members, and educators working to support opportunities that promise the brightest possible future for District 197 students. Please consider joining our team to help in whatever capacity you can, no experience necessary. If foundation work is not what you are looking for, we encourage you to get involved in our schools in a way that best suits you.

Plan an Event

We need volunteers to help the Foundation team plan and implement community fundraising events.


Help us develop our marketing and public relations program to engage more people in our efforts.

Design and Print

Are you a graphic designer or have access to to a printing facility? These services are not only appreciated but help us keep our administrative costs low.

Grant Writing

The Foundation is eligible for a variety of grant opportunities from businesses and philanthropic organizations nationwide. We need people to help us seek them out and write grant applications.

For more information about becoming a Foundation volunteer, contact:

Tamara Will
I.S.D. No. t 197 Educational Foundation
c/o 1897 Delaware Avenue
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
or contact Tamara at