The Patriot Foundation was first created in 1999 and re-launched in 2018 to support scholarships for graduates of Pequot Lakes Schools and to provide ongoing financial support for school district efforts and grants that cultivate innovation. In partnership with the Initiative Foundation, the Patriot Foundation advisory board provides leadership in carrying out the goals of the fund.
The Patriot Foundation seeks to:
Create unforgettable learning experiences for students
Classroom innovation, field trips, etc…
Provide students with opportunities for real world career exposure and STEAM activities
Bringing in community resources, internships, career days, art presenters, clubs, etc…
Provide opportunities for children who need one
Scholarships for students to participate in activities, learning experiences, access technology, and scholarships for students applying for to attend a post-secondary institution.
Investing in our teachers
Supporting teachers with learning opportunities that align with district vision
As local volunteers, we know our neighbors, share your interests and are invested in the future of our school district and students. Our partnership with the Initiative Foundation combines local knowledge and leadership with professional expertise and guidance to identify community needs, serve donors and manage our investments.
By promoting local philanthropy, we strive to strengthen our district by connecting people, resources and needs. Our endowment fund is a charitable investment account in which the principal contributions are never spent; only the earnings provide a flexible, dependable funding stream to support important projects.