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

Gala tickets on sale now!

Our anniversary year Partnership Party is going to be a very special event featuring a Throwback 1980s theme. Help us celebrate 30 years of supporting teachers and students in Stillwater Area Public Schools. Friday, April 5, at the JX Event Venue in Stillwater. Register now; don’t miss the Early Bird special rate!

Partnership Awards have been announced!

The Partnership Awards are annual awards to honor teachers and staff in Stillwater Area Public Schools. See who won by clicking the link. Then join us at a banquet on April 15 to honor all eight of them.

Da Vinci Fest student winners are announced

It was a tremendous day at Da Vinci Fest 2019, reminding the community of the amazing talent of the students in the St. Croix Valley. They competed in a Science Fair, Art Fair, Science Challenge and Upcycling Fair. And, for the first time ever, we gave out the Da Vinci Award, to the two top students who excel in both the Science Fair and the Art Fair.

The story of Devin is the story of Da Vinci Fest

“When my son was at the Stillwater High School, the Da Vinci Fest was one of the few activities he could participate in (and excel in) and it changed his life forever.” If you want to feel hopeful and optimistic, read the story of Devin Wildes and watch the video to see where he is today.


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