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Hiawatha Education Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-03

At A Glance

Hiawatha Education Foundation

975 34th Ave. N.W., Ste. 301

Rochester, MN United States 55901-6795

Telephone: 5074241233

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $25,661,514

Total giving: $1,526,700





Additional Contact Information

Application address: c/o Robert Kierlin, 2001 Theurer Blvd., Winona, MN 55987-1500, tel.: (507) 453-8765


Established in 1987 in MN

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for public and private tax-exempt Minnesota schools that are considering new/expanded pre-school Montessori programs, particularly for at-risk children.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to high school students for postsecondary education.

Montessori Pre-school Grants

Intended to serve children two to six years of age. The foundation has a particular interest in increasing the opportunities for at-risk children to have a Montessori pre-school experience. Children at risk would include those who live in households with income levels below the federal poverty guidelines and/or single parent/absent parent families.

Fields of Interest

  • Early childhood education
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Elementary education
  • Higher education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $25,661,514 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,445,820

Expenditures: $1,560,468

Total giving: $1,526,700

Qualifying distributions: $1,526,700