We help teachers create wonder in the classroom.

The Partnership Plan provides grants to teachers with a great idea to make learning deeper and more meaningful for students in Stillwater Area Public Schools.


Latest news

2017-18 Annual report is released

A summary of what we did in the 2017-18 school year is now available. It describes what we did, and thanks the many people who supported us in our efforts to help teachers and students.

Upcycling Fair added to Da Vinci Fest

Upcycling takes center stage as a new competition is added to Da Vinci Fest, the annual arts and science event hosted by The Partnership Plan for Stillwater area students and families. 

The Upcycling Fair will be a competitive event for students. There are two separate categories available to students in grades 4 through 12:  artistic (creating a nonfunctional work of art) and usable (creating a functional object). 


New Big impact arts grant announced

The Partnership Plan is helping to fund a project that affects all 6th graders in the District. Njeri Wangari, a poet from Nairobi, Kenya, will spend a week with the students at Stillwater Middle School and Oak-Land Middle School.

Register or volunteer for Da Vinci Fest

It’s time for students to sign up for Da Vinci Fest, and for community members to volunteer. Together, we’re going to make this thing the feel-good event of the year.

save the date!

You won't want to miss our two biggest events of the year. Da Vinci Fest is on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, and the Partnership Party is on Friday, April 5, 2019. Join us!


What we do

As a local nonprofit whose only client is Stillwater Area Public Schools, we provide grants to teachers, fund Big Picture district-wide grants, and sponsor events and recognition.



We provide classroom grants to teachers, big picture grants to support the strategic goals of the District, and Big Impact grants to support the arts and technology.


Da Vinci Fest is an arts and science fair for students that is also a free community event celebrating art and science. The Partnership Party is our annual gala.


Once a year we honor eight teachers and staff as representatives of the superb people who teach our children. And we co-sponsor Distinguished Alumni awards.


Our Impact

Over the years of our existence, we have impacted education for the students of the St. Croix Valley in ways big and small.



Million Dollars granted

Our generous donors have helped us contribute more than $6 million in grants in Stillwater Area Public Schools over the course of our history.



Years Serving students

We were formed in 1989 to help provide the educational extras that were beyond the reach of the District to provide.



Thousand children Impacted

At least 18,000 students have gone through our schools during our existence, and all of them have been touched by The Partnership Plan...multiple times.

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

William Butler Yeats