Success is achieved through combined effort!

Previous Partners and Projects

Monsanto Fund

The Monsanto Fund continues to be a partner with RE-1J Foundation in furthering our pursuit of educational excellence in the Holyoke School District through the America's Farmers Grow Communities grants.

Heginbotham Trust

The Heginbotham Trust has shared our enthusiasm for the education of our communities students.  They have been our partner since our beginning with over $85,000 in donations and matching funds!

Carl and Kathy Schneller

The Schneller's have been ardent supporters of the Foundation's efforts including $10,000 in matching donations!

5th Grade Band Instruments

Almost $35,000 was raised to buy instruments for the band program.  Major partners were the Heginbotham Trust, Carl & Kathy Schneller, PIE (Parents in Education), Music Parents Association, Arts Council and the school district. 

Additional Successes


· Academic Fund 

  • Updated high school science lab computerized data collection systems and other modern equipment

· Technology Fund 

  • o Electronic whiteboards in every classroom
  • -Additional Wireless mobile computer labs for each building
  • -Chromebooks K-12

· Health & Wellness Fund

  •  All Weather Track
  • Through a large endeavor that included the RE-1J Foundation's partnership,  the district built the track and now is able to host track meets after 30 years of being without a regulation track.