Investing In Education

Our Programs


Educational endowment Program

The Educational Endowment program was developed by the Foundation as a means of investing donations with the earnings used to fund projects that enhance programs and facilities in the Redwood Area School District. Funds are made available annually through a grant process to school district staff. Requests must meet the intent of the Educational Endowment Program with priority given to funds requests that meet the following criteria: 

  • Enhances the learning experience of a number of students.
  • Provides funding for items which are not eligible as a direct district appropriation
  • Has a positive educational impact for students over an extended period of time  

Educational endowment gifts have included computers, cameras, special education equipment, science equipment, classroom aids, musical instruments, extra curricular equipment and many other items. 

Donations to the Educational Endowment Program may be pledged and paid over a period of 5 years or less.  Gifts of $500 or more are recognized on the donor wall located in the entrance of the Redwood Valley Middle School/High School complex.  Gifts of $5,000 or more entitle the donor to have an area of the school named as the donor designates.

The Redwood Area Education Foundation will accept a gift of any size into the Educational Endowment program.  Undesignated gifts are preferred, however, the donor may designate how the proceeds of the gift shall be used and the Foundation will attempt to preserve the donor's original intent.  The Redwood Area Education Foundation reserves the right to use up to 3% of investments for administrative fees.

For more information on the Educational Endowment program, contact Tami Riley, Executive Director, at 100 George Ramseth Drive, Redwood Falls, MN, 56283, (507) 644-8023,


Redwood area dollars for scholars

Check out the Redwood Area Dollars for Scholars website at  Once there, you learn how to apply for a scholarship, make a donation, read about our chapter and find out ways you can help.  

The scholarship application period for 2018 will begin on February 1, 2018 and run through March 15, 2018. 

Redwood Area Schools Hall of Fame

The Redwood Area Schools’ Hall of Fame is designed to recognize alumni, school staff members or community members from Belview, Morton, or Redwood Falls. Established under the umbrella of the Redwood Area Education Foundation, the Hall of Fame honors those individuals who have made a significant difference in the lives of others.

Hall of Fame inductees are honored at an Evening of Stars Awards Banquet held annually in May. Plaques depicting the Inductees’ accomplishments are displayed on a granite panel located in the Redwood Valley Middle School/High School.

You can help decide who the next inductees will be by submitting a Hall of Fame nomination form.  You may print out the Printable Nomination Form and mail in the application to the Redwood Area Education Foundation, 100 George Ramseth Drive Redwood Falls, MN 56283. Nominations must be received by December 31st.

At least three (3) additional letters of recommendation are required and should be submitted with the nomination form or separately by the deadline December 31st.

A selection committee comprised of community members, school staff, and Redwood Area Education Foundation members review all applications and determine the inductees. Nominees not selected for induction are carried over to the following year. Nominations will be reviewed and considered for five years. Candidates may be re-nominated at any time.


Recognizes distinguished achievement among those individuals who received a diploma from or attended school within the boundaries of the Redwood Area School District, including Belview, Morton, and Redwood Falls.  


Recognizes former employees of Belview, Morton, or Redwood Falls school districts who exemplify educational excellence. Nominee must have been retired for 3 years or no longer employed by the school district for 3 years to be considered for induction.


Recognizes members from the communities of Belview, Morton, or Redwood Falls who are or were outstanding contributors to excellence in education.  Their willingness to contribute to the success of our students and school district was noteworthy and unselfish.  While there are many people who are very involved in the community at large, this honor is reserved for individuals with significant involvement in our school district.