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Your Gift Supports

Minnehaha Fund 

By giving to the Minnehaha Fund, you are supporting the people and programs that make Minnehaha Academy one of the top-rated schools in the state. Gifts of every size make a difference to every student, every day. 

Our school has begun our second century with big ideas, a forward leaning vision and a great deal of work to do! Your partnership is critical to continually improve academic programs while strengthening our robust, award-winning fine arts and championship athletics programs.

What does the Minnehaha Fund support?
  • Daily Classroom: Faculty and staff, instructional resources, building maintenance, and supplies.
  • Tools for Learning: Technology and equipment, faculty professional development, and curriculum implementation
  • Student Programs: Tuition assistance, fine arts, and athletics.
  • You may designate your gift to support people and programs, or tuition assistance (Heritage & Hope), or both.

Heritage & Hope Scholarship Fund

Nearly a century ago, a group of local pastors and young people envisioned a school where learning was intertwined with faith - a nurturing place for those seeking both the high standards of achievement and the freedom to openly acknowledge God’s grace. Built on perseverance, fellowship and hope, and one thousand $25 donations, Minnehaha Academy was formed.  This school was a sanctuary founded on Christ where students could grow and thrive to reach their fullest potential. The mission is the same today.

In the tradition of our founders, the Heritage and Hope Scholarship exists to help families in need of tuition assistance the most. For you, Heritage and Hope exists to provide an opportunity to directly support families who believe that the Minnehaha Academy educational experience is the best opportunity for their children.

Our families are our strength, and maintaining access to this valuable gift of a Christian education is both our calling and our mandate. As the need for student aid becomes more pressing, the Heritage & Hope Scholarship provides an opportunity to share our blessings by helping the many hardworking families who are struggling in order to attend. More than 50% of our students receive some financial assistance, allowing them to experience Minnehaha’s transformational Christian education. 

In the spirit of our founders, we ask for your help in building this scholarship fund, fulfilling the inspired dream of a school that is as strong in community as it is in faith.

Restricted Funds and Endowed Funds

A robust endowment is the key to stability, long-term growth and strong programs that keep us rooted in our values. Your gift to the endowment has the most lasting impact on Minnehaha Academy’s long-range vitality.

Endowment gifts can be established through outright or deferred gifts of almost any type of asset, cash or securities. Endowment gifts greater than $25,000 can be named to honor a family legacy or an individual. Gifts of any amount may be added to existing endowments.

Faculty Development: Great teachers help create great students. It is critical to provide opportunities that support educators in their professional and faith development. Your gift will allow Minnehaha Academy to attract and retain the most talented and dedicated teachers.

Program Enhancement: Your gift will support and expand academic programs, engaging arts opportunities, and character-building athletic experiences in addition to world languages, speech, and performing arts. With your investment we can also provide new opportunities outside of the classroom through field trips, Cultural Field Experience, and partnerships with local universities.

For further information on establishing an endowed fund, please contact Sara Jacobson, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement by calling 612-728-7764 or emailing

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