Our application for the 2024-2025 school year is now open. Apply today and join the Prodeo PRIDE!
Young students at table learning

Support Prodeo Academy Today

Online Donation
Push this buttone to Donate Now!

Give More in 2024!

Double your impact during the 2024 calendar year! Thanks to the generosity of The Bentson Foundation, every dollar (up to $250,000) given to Prodeo Academy in 2024 will be matched dollar for dollar. Your contribution during this matching challenge will help us achieve our mission and have a significant impact on the education of our scholars!

Help Us in Our MissionA scholar working on a computer

Prodeo Academy is a college preparatory school developing critical thinkers and reflective leaders, strengthening their character, and expanding their opportunities to contribute positively and productively to society.

Mentor a scholar, provide classroom support, or share your gifts and talents with Prodeo! There are many ways to give your time and talents to our scholars. Volunteer today

Support Our Vision

To create an innovative network of schools known nationally for best practices around student achievement and character development, fostering impactful educators, closing the opportunity gap, and building stronger communities

As a free public school, Prodeo Academy receives less funding than a traditional district school receives. Financial support provides the fuel our scholars need to excel. We look forward to partnering with you in this mission!

Additional Ways to Support Prodeo Academy Today

Donate via Venmo

Prodeo Academy Venmo: @Prodeo-Academy

Kindergartners sit and do a reading lesson with their class.

Send a Check by Mail:

Prodeo Academy

Attn: Heather Tuttle

4141 University Avenue NE

Columbia Heights, MN 55421


Matching Gifts

We encourage you to find out if your employer has a matching gift policy. Your impact could be doubled!


Make a Gift of Stock

Have your broker contact:

Dan Schmidt

Piper Sandler & Co.


          *Please inform Prodeo Academy of the name and number of shares of the stock.

Join our Planned Giving Society

Remember Prodeo Academy in your will and ensure our mission benefits scholars for years to come. 

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Tuttle, [email protected]

Thank You To Our Supporters Contributing to Our Mission:

Ellen Higgins and John Brower

Dennis and Catherine Morgan

Gary and Gini Rackner

David Thorson

Delores Dinzeo

Jay Krishnan

Jill Cooper and Karl Rudnick

John and Nancy Swanholm

Linda Cohen

Lisa and Frank Elsenbast

Mary Gail Hall

Phyllis Saltzman

Rani Halpern and Joel Green

Robert and Alma Marquardt

Scott and Liz Longval

Sharon Van-Valin

Terry and Mary Kay O'Loughlin

Timothy Jarmusz

TJ and Laurie Paal

Carolyn Vacca

James Brown

John and Michele Tauer

Karla Buerkle and Joe Himmelberg

Lisa Blanks

Pat and Jeanne Hickey

Kristine and Shane Huether

Mark and Robin Mikiska

Brent Longval

Carl and Barbara Drake

Chris and Joanne Kudrna

David and Beth Finch

Deb and Mark Fagan

Doug and Laura Jaeger

Eric and Cintia Johnson

Greg and Lisa Buck

James & Sue Hannon

John and Margaret Wiehoff

Lowell and Deb Stortz

Mark and Deb Classen

Mary Ellen Griesgraber

Mike and Leah Ryan

Pat and Ken Johnson

Tony and Anna Scheuring

Brigetta Abel and Scott Burglechner

Jeff and Kara Lepley 

Heidi and Todd Bergland

Katie and Tim Schaefer

Lee and Sandy Hillis

Nancy Anderson

Roger and Janice Moore

Ben and Mary Whitney

Nicole and Jc Nwobodo

Pat and Ann Ryan

Greg and Jane Goven

Ben and Mary Whitney

Joe and Mary Mulvehill

Jeff and Jennifer Klinefelter

James & Jean Becker

Chad and Julie Lindbloom

Dean and Cheri Broadhead

Caroline Amplatz

Jeffrey Hinck

Sharon Merwin

Tamara Jenkins

Roxanne Gleason

Alissa and Matt Bares

Tom and Kelley Gunkel 

Steve and Claudia Sefton

John and Linda Massopust

Pat and Ken Johnson
Phil and Margaret Soran

Thomas and Margaret Skrypek

Jim and Ann Horn

Michelle Ricart

Elliot and Jen Konschak

Sheila Kerwin 

Lisa and Jeff Spethmann

Cory Wynn and Maggie Skrypek

Janet Korpi

Mary Skrypek

TJ Pierret and Ricky Young

Natalie Sitarz

Linda Mack

Paul and Barbara Kerwin

Foundations and Corporations

Cargill, Incorporated

Ryan Companies

Rasmussen - Northeast Bank Foundation

PK Property Services Beckfeld

Fidelity Charitable Fund

Great MN Schools

Remele Family Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation

National Center for Families Learning

Think Small

PrairieCare Child and Family Fund

Protolabs Foundation

F.R. Bigelow Foundation

Goven Legacy Fund

The Minneapolis Foundation

Bentson Foundation

Donaldson Foundation

Greater Twin Cities United Way

Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board

Ronald and Duska La Count Family Foundation

WEM Foundation

Carolyn Foundation

Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

Frey Foundation

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation

Ciresi Walburn Foundation for Children

The Sauer Family Foundation

Culp Family Foundation

Boston Scientific Foundation