Shakopee Foundation

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Shakopee Foundation

Shakopee Foundation

The Shakopee Foundation serves as an opportunity for chamber members and the community to help foster business growth through workforce and leadership development, education, and business resources. The Shakopee Foundation also serves as a supporting pillar of the educational community through the Shakopee Public Schools Academies’ program.


Undertake and perform charitable, educational, workforce and economic development activities within the City of Shakopee, Minnesota and vicinity.


Shakopee Foundation is a nonprofit, tax exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is a registered Non-Profit Organization in Minnesota. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Academies of Shakopee and Shakopee Foundation Partnership

Shared Goal: Positive workforce evolution, strong community partnerships and exposure, and equitable & authentic opportunities for all. 

  • Benefits to the Community

    • Economic & Workforce Development
    • Student Pipeline
    • Business Exposure: Community, Student & Family Awareness
    • Leadership Development
    • Tourism Expansion Opportunities
  • Partnership Opportunities

    • Career Expo
      • An opportunity to provide students with real-world experience, networking and student development
    • Annual Academy Scholarships
      • Opportunity to directly support students and the community through monetary scholarships that benefit our workforce and future
    • Academy Career Prep Kits
      • Provide useful career prep kits to set students up for success and create a stronger, more connected workforce
    • Annual Transportation Support
      • Provide access for coordinated learning experiences at local community businesses for onsite tours/campus visits
    • Annual Respect Retreat
      • Leadership development and team building with a goal of supporting positive relationships in high school. Creates a positive base for students during a pivotal time in their life


Academies of Shakopee

HEART Initiative

The spirit of our community lies within our residents. The HEART Initiative is a partnership with HEART Ministries to uplift our communities in Scott County through charitable and workforce development initiatives.

2024 Board of Directors

Tim Zunker

Shakopee Area Chamber of Commerce

Amy Schmidt

McNearney – Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

Randy Dehmer

Canterbury Park

Tim Whitcomb

Farmers Insurance – Tim Whitcomb Agency

Tiffany Olson

Shakopee Public Schools

Raul Rehnborg