St. Clair GIFTS (Growing Investments For Today’s Students) Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
This past year a number of forward-thinking, service-oriented community residents came together in a planning effort to form a foundation with the stated purpose of supporting St. Clair students in academics, arts, athletics, and post-secondary academic scholarships. The fruit of their planning efforts is a non-profit 501c3 tax-exempt organization called the St. Clair GIFTS Foundation. “GIFTS” is an acronym for Growing Investments for Today’s Students.
The St. Clair GIFTS Foundation mission statement effectively summarizes their primary purpose of :
“St. Clair GIFTS Foundation is dedicated to enriching academics, arts, and athletic programs and to
enhancing post-secondary opportunities.”
The Foundation’s emphasis will be on arts, academics, and scholarships. Support for athletic programs will be available as well, however, it is recognized that the St. Clair Athletic Backers provide extensive support for St. Clair’s grades 7-12 athletic programs.
All donations made to the St. Clair GIFTS Foundation are completely tax deductible and will be used to support unique and beneficial experiences and opportunities for our students that may currently be out of reach. The Foundation has its own board of directors who provide over-sight of the organization and who review and approve the Foundation’s general fund expenditures. Donations received by the Foundation are used to fund approved requests.
The GIFTS Gathering is an annual event and the primary source of financial support for the Foundation for the year. Sponsorship Donations are accepted with four levels of acknowledgement and recognition.
In addition to attending the annual event, donations can also be sent to:
- St. Clair Gifts Foundation, P.O. Box 506, St. Clair, MN 56080
- The St. Clair GIFTS Foundation has an on-line donation option via: stclairgifts.yapsody.com