School and Student Support Grant
Mayo Clinic Health System recognizes the vital role that schools play in all communities: supporting children, families, the economy and the future workforce. Finding ways to support youth is an integral part of our mission, and social responsibility is a core value for the organization.
We are pleased to offer the School and Student Support Grant as part of its investment to improving the lives of youth and families in communities and toward efforts that directly affect students.
This grant supports innovative efforts; programs; outdoor environmental improvements, such as playgrounds and outdoor classrooms; field trips; and other learning opportunities that directly benefit students.
The grant aligns with these Mayo Clinic Health System priorities for 2022:
- Improve mental health with an emphasis on strengthening community mental health services and suicide prevention, and supporting the resiliency across the life span.
- Prevent obesity and reduce chronic disease with a focus on reducing food insecurity and increasing public access to physical activity.
- Prevent alcohol misuse and substance abuse with an emphasis on youth.
- Champion equity, diversity and inclusion with an emphasis on advancing conversations in the community and with a focus on rural populations.
Applications must meet eligibility criteria:
- Funding can be used to launch new projects and programs, or improve programs that already exist.
- Funding must directly affect students.
- Schools must be in the service area of Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pierce, St. Croix or Trempealeau counties.
- Only one grant will be awarded per school district per grant year.
- The lead applicant needs to have tax-exempt status from the IRS.
We cannot support requests for:
- Sports teams, or athletic competitions or camps
- Fundraisers, such as runs or walks, but Mayo Clinic Health System can contribute directly to a cause, such as playground improvements
- Individual student sole benefit
- Individual staff sole benefit
Grants will be given in the range of $1,000 to $5,000 to be used for the 2022–2023 school year. Schools need to be in the service area of Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pierce, St. Croix, or Trempealeau counties.
Review eligibility guidelines prior to submission. Funding requests should show a relationship to the issues identified on the application. Submit a W-9 tax form with the application. This form is required.
Applications will be accepted through April 8. Grant recipients will be notified the week of May 16.
Email Community Engagement with questions about the School and Student Support Grant.