Sparks Camp teaches students and improves community

By Jackie Bussjaeger/Press Publications, Jul 7, 2017 STILLWATER — Some might call it killing two birds with one stone; in Stillwater it’s known as social enterprise. The Stillwater Area Foundation recently launched a new program called Sparks Social Enterprise Camp, which invites high school students to explore the concept of … Continue reading

5th Annual GREAT IDEA CHALLENGE COMPETITION Winners, Honors Students

Stillwater Area Foundation Announces 5th Annual GREAT IDEA CHALLENGE COMPETITION Winners, Honors Students Stillwater, MN: The Stillwater Area Foundation is pleased to announce that Sara Jespersen of “Beautify the Stillwater Stairs” is the winner of the fifth annual $10,000 Great Idea Competition, which was presented at the Foundation’s annual reception … Continue reading

Sparks! Social Enterprise Camp – June 19 – 23, 2017

What’s a Social Enterprise?  A “social enterprise” is a unique type of business created to both make money AND make a difference (one great example of a local social enterprise run by students is Love Your Melon).  At Sparks! Camp you’ll work with other students to create your own social … Continue reading

2016 Grants Support Youth Mental Health from Birth through Junior High

In any given year approximately 13% – 20% percent of children and youth under the age of 18 will experience a mental health disorder. With this statistic from the Center for Disease Control in mind, the Stillwater Area Foundation recently issued financial grants to three different organizations that are addressing … Continue reading

Stillwater Area Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals for Mental Health Services

Stillwater, Minn. – The Stillwater Area Foundation (SAF) is pleased to announce that they will be accepting grant proposals this year from nonprofit mental health services organizations within the greater Stillwater area, which covers approximately the same area as school District 834. The deadline for submission of proposals will be … Continue reading