Together let’s encourage excellence, innovation, and creativity in our educational system to build strong schools that will support a stronger community.

With your help, we can make these programs happen for McMinnville’s students!

MEF Science Experiences

McMinnville Education Foundation partners with the McMinnville School District to offer hands-on science enrichment experiences, in and outside the classroom, to every Kindergarten through 5th grade student in the District.

McMinnville students catching insects on a science experience.
McMinnville Education Foundation
MEF Teacher Mini Grants

Mini grants are offered to foster and support teachers’ creative and innovative ideas. Our grants are awarded in the fall of each school year, and we encourage all teachers apply. Since 2000, we have awarded more than $570,000 and look forward to awarding much more!

MEF Artist in Residence

We see a bright future for these young artists! McMinnville Education Foundation provides the funds to pay a guest artist’s salary and supplies that the students are able to keep through the sponsored Artist-in-Residence program.

Mcminnville Education Foundation students sharing their artwork.
A student reader showing off a book he is reading for the Oregon Battle of the Books, a program supported by McMinnville Education Foundation.
Oregon Battle of the Books

MEF provides books for each participating McMinnville school library, so team members have access to the books without having to purchase them for themselves. These books are also permanently available for all students in the school.