The Foundation for Innovation in Education exists:
- to support the educational purposes of SWWC
- to educate the public about SWWC's mission and services offered, and
- to raise funds on behalf of SWWC to support regional programs and activities.
Our Mission: To enhance collaborative efforts to enrich innovative learning opportunities for E-12 students in southwest and west central Minnesota.
How We Began: As an agency, SWWC perceived the need to foster collaboration between school districts, business and industry, and SWWC, as well as provide support for enhancing and sustaining E-12 student enrichment programs and activities. To meet this need, the SWWC Board of Directors authorized work to establish the foundation in 2017, with official non-profit status achieved in 2019.
Who We Are: FIE is a non-profit charitable organization that supports SWWC programs and services, while also raising awareness of SWWC. It is governed by a board of directors and supported by SWWC staff.
What We Do: FIE utilizes efforts in fundraising, and is continually looking for grants, corporate partners, and local donors who believe in enhancing and supporting enrichment opportunities for students in the region.