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

It was a gala to remember

Our anniversary year Partnership Party was amazing, possibly the best one yet. Almost everyone got seriously into the 1980s costume theme. We celebrated our 30th anniversary in style, and we watched one of the most powerful videos we have ever done. It sketched the stories of two young men who discovered their passions and glimpsed a path to the future because of Da Vinci Fest.

Distinguished Alumni Named

Four individuals have been chosen as the Distinguished Alumni of Stillwater Area High School for 2019. Click here to find out more about them or to register for the awards banquet.

Partnership Award winners honored

The Partnership Awards are annual awards to honor teachers and staff in Stillwater Area Public Schools. The banquet was full of laughter, tears and heartfelt expressions of appreciation for the people who teach and support students every day. Click the link to see the Partnership Award winners for 2018-19.


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