Oliver's Fund Grants

Oliver’s Fund was created by family and friends to honor the life of Oliver Zlonis who graduated from Mahtomedi High School in 2002. Oliver was 19 when he died of suicide.

Since 2004, Oliver's Fund has donated over $26,000 to support programs such as Anne Erickson’s annual depression screenings in the high school health classes. In addition Oliver’s Fund has provided funding for speakers, workshops and dramatic presentations on topics such as grief and loss, stress management, symptoms and warning signs and bullying. In the spring of 2014 we were also pleased to provide a $750 sponsorship for a student-led 5 K event, “Emotions in Motion” to support Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE). 

Grants from Oliver’s Fund are awarded to projects which increase awareness of the critical issues of depression and suicide, reduce the stigma of seeking help for mental health concerns, and help create an environment where young people in Mahtomedi feel able to connect and contribute to the community. Staff of Mahtomedi Public Schools may apply for an Oliver's Fund grant.

Application deadline: January 22, 2018.

View Oliver's Fund Brochure

NEW this year - A single application is being used regardless of whether you are applying for a Hansen Inspired Teacher Grant, an Oliver's Fund Grant, or a MAEF Grant.  The application will be made available on Wednesday, November 1.