As the nonprofit foundation for Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), Achieve Twin Cities manages school and department funds, mini-grants for educators and classrooms, and college scholarships for students.
School and Department Grants
Achieve manages a dedicated fund for each MPS school and department that has been approved by the district. We receive private donations for these funds and make approved payments and reimbursements for special projects and activities.
Educator and Classroom Mini-Grants
Achieve administers three pools of small grants for MPS teachers and staff to support professional development opportunities, classroom activities and field trip transportation. These include Links to Learning grants, Minneapolis Educator Leadership Awards and other small grants funded by community donations.
Achieve Twin Cities works with MPS to administer and award over 70 college scholarships each year to MPS seniors and recent graduates for postsecondary education. Each year, over 70 MPS college scholarships are awarded at a value of over $170,000.
We also partner with the MPS development team to secure major grants from foundations and corporations for career and college readiness programs, early literacy, STEM education and other strategic district priorities.