Join the SouthWest Metro Educational Foundation and help us make a difference in the lives of students in our community.

We exist for the sole purpose of sustaining and advancing the unique and vital educational services and programs of SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288. The SouthWest Metro Educational Foundation supports District 288, where people register for opportunity and hope, not just to receive an education. SouthWest Metro supported over 4,000 individuals this past year to overcome barriers and achieve a quality life through education.

We give out scholarships to students pursuing higher education and grants to support the programs and classrooms in our district as well as provide recognition and ambassadorship for the amazing programs of District 288.

Come help us make a difference in the lives of students in our community!

● Attend monthly board meetings (4th Tuesday of each month in Shakopee or remotely)
● Read board materials in preparation for board meetings
● Serve on at least one committee
● Support the mission of the Foundation
● Act as an ambassador for the Foundation
● Bring ideas and enthusiasm to the role of board member

This committee reviews grant applications and brings them forward to the board meetings for consideration and vote. It meets as needed when grants are received but no more than one hour commitment per month.

The scholarship committee oversees the scholarship process including setting deadlines for applications, breakfast date, etc. Time commitment is approximately an hour a month January – May.

Members of this committee coordinate fundraising events supported by the rest of the board and volunteers. Time commitment varies throughout the year but is 5-10 hours a month leading up to large events.

Please contact Darcy Schatz, SouthWest Metro Executive Director
 [email protected] with any questions or to sign up!