EIN 81-2826681

The Wildflower Foundation

IRS 501(c) type
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Wildflower Foundation supports a network of Montessori schools, increasing access to high-quality early learning experiences for children from diverse backgrounds.
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Program areas at The Wildflower Foundation

New school support program - includes school startup and administration support: 1) regional supports - establishing an on-the ground presence in communities including recruiting teachers, navigating regulatory hurdles, establishing partnerships & fundraising, operations coaching and personal leadership development coaching2) national supports - creating and adapting our school startup journey framework, creating additional teacher-facing software tools, and establishing business processes and/or partnerships to simplify startup and ongoing administration, fundraising and developing alternative financing structures to generate renewable startup capital for a growing number of schools.
Existing school support program - includes network support and accountability: we believe that every teacher's deep commitment to making their school exceptional is our most valuable asset for making The network of schools exceptional. We have developed a set of processes by which teacher leaders work together to support and hold a mirror up to each other, and we are working to help refine those processes and develop tools to support them. We are also at The beginning stages of supporting The codification and sharing of wisdom beyond nearby schools through convenings and network technology.
Montessori innovation program - includes learning environment innovation: identifying potential innovation areas and supporting quality r&d in those areas (including our current area of most significant investment: supporting The observation activities of montessori teachers through The use of sensors embedded into The learning environment), developing partnerships with external researchers, convening Wildflower teacher leaders to share practices, facilitating The exchange of wisdom across The network outside of convenings.
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Grants made by The Wildflower Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
DC Wildflower Public Charter SchoolOperational/startup$86,997
Honeypot Montessori IncorporatedOperational/startup$66,000
Clover Montessori SchoolOperational/startup$65,000
...and 30 more grants made totalling $1,117,122

Who funds The Wildflower Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Wend IIEducation - General Operating Support$1,750,000
Vanguard Charitable Endowment ProgramFor Recipient's Exempt Purpose$1,000,000
Walton Family FoundationTo Build Key Network Infrastructure To Support Sustainable Growth, Diversify the Teacher Leader Pipeline, and Continue To Scale Academic Assessment and Data Collection Practices.$600,000
...and 19 more grants received totalling $4,799,931

Personnel at The Wildflower Foundation

Matthew KramerChief Executive Officer$300,501
Brittney PowellCo Head of School and Infant Teacher at Tiger
Mary RockettHead of School
Rose MontessoriHead of School, Wild
Maia BlankenshipDC$211,723
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for The Wildflower Foundation

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$9,004,333
Program services$368,703
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$4,323
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$9,377,359

Form 990s for The Wildflower Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-15990View PDF
2020-062021-04-06990View PDF
2019-062020-02-06990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
2017-062018-04-10990View PDF
Data update history
July 4, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
May 14, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $127,000 from Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation
November 22, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $205,000 from NewSchools Venture Fund (NSVF)
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General information
5500 Nicollet Ave 19590
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Metro area
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Website URL
(612) 916-3172
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B90: Educational Services
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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