Assistance provided by year:

               
    YEARAMOUNT
    2011 $ 32,500
    2012 $ 41,504
    2013 $ 71,137
    2014 $ 99,602
    2015 $ 110,939
    2016 $ 109,217
    2018 $ 122,750
    TOTAL $ 587,649


    Awards presentations were changed from the Fall 2017 to the Spring in 2018 to better accommodate determination of needs by schools based on the the schedule for school district budget cycles.

Twin Cities Dunkers Fund

In response to reports that Minneapolis and St. Paul public high school athletic programs were massively underfunded, the Twin Cities Dunkers in 2011 created the Twin Cities Dunkers Fund to provide targeted assistance to 14 high schools in the two cities.

Working in conjunction with The Minneapolis Foundation, the Dunker Fund has been able to direct $587,649 to the schools. The money has been used to purchase equipment and uniforms, to improve athletic facilities and enable road trips.

               
MINNEAPOLIS SCHOOLS2018 AWARDTOTAL SINCE 2011
Edison $ 8,682 $ 41,918
Patrick Henry $ 8,330 $ 44,729
North $ 8,365 $ 44,950
Roosevelt $ 8,750 $ 43,365
South $ 8,790 $ 40,463
Southwest $ 8,244 $ 37,862
Washburn $ 9,365 $ 43,629

               
ST. PAUL SCHOOLS2018 AWARDTOTAL SINCE 2011
Central $ 9,500 $ 45,702
Como Park $ 8,718 $ 52,385
Harding $ 8,550 $ 37,339
Highland Park $ 8,450 $ 41,750
Humboldt $ 8,526 $ 36,617
Johnson $ 9,620 $ 40,620
Washington $ 8,680 $ 36,820


Each year the schools present their greatest needs to the Fund Committee, and awards are distributed at the Dunker Funds Award Dinner.

Donations are tax deductible.