"In this era of shrinking school budgets, support from the Foundation is essential."

The MEF has awarded over $282,000 during the past 14 years to benefit the students of School district #40.


The McMinnville Education Foundation was created in 1998 to provide learning enrichment opportunities for students in the McMinnville School District. Located in McMinnville, Oregon, the foundation is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization that has made its mark by funneling money directly into our children’s classrooms and promoting educational excellence for all students.

About Us

McMinnville is a community that makes the welfare and educational needs of its children a priority. Building on that tradition, the McMinnville Education Foundation was established in 1998 to provide support and enrichment learning experiences for the students of School District #40. The programs that the Foundation supports go beyond limited funding options of public school.


Miller Woods – The McMinnville Education Foundation partners with the Yamhill County Soil and Water Conservation to provide an outdoor laboratory for students to use at Miller Woods.

Elementary and middle school students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on field research with water quality, pond ecosystems, forestry studies, and animal habitats.