Win free tickets to the 2nd annual Prairie Brewfest event, scheduled for Sept. 12.

Win free tickets to the 2nd annual Prairie Brewfest event.

We’re holding a give-away drawing for four free tickets to our Saturday, Sept. 12, craft-beer sampling event called “Prairie Brewfest.”

Four tickets have a value of $140, but if you enter our drawing no later than July 31, you have a chance to win them for free. (You must be 21 or older to enter this drawing.)

If you are 21-and-older and have already contributed to our 2015 “Century Giving” appeal since its launch on June 1, you are automatically entered in the drawing. There’s no need to do more.

But if you haven’t yet donated, one way to enter the ticket drawing is to make a “Century Giving” donation by July 31 on our Donation Page. We’ll then put your name in the drawing.

However, you can also enter the drawing without making a donation. Simply send your name and phone number to by July 31 and ask to be entered in the drawing. (Please, just one e-mail entry per individual.)

One winner of the four-ticket pack will be drawn after July 31, and the winner will be notified the week of Aug. 3.

For details about Prairie Brewfest, visit


Donate now to our Century Giving campaign

The Eden Prairie Community Foundation has begun its annual “Century Giving” campaign, a way to support the organization and its work without attending a gala social event.


This is a June-July campaign the Community Foundation has held every year since 1997, and one that helps fund its broad range of work – not only the well-known annual granting program but also its work on a new Youth Initiative, its philanthropy through donor-advised and designated funds, its collaboration with other non-profits, and its work to provide community leadership.

The organization asks Eden Prairie households to consider sustaining EPCF’s work with a contribution of at least $100 – thus the reference to “century.” Other giving levels include Patron Givers ($1,000 to $4,999) and Benefactor Givers ($5,000 or more).

Those who have supported the Community Foundation in the past are receiving a newsletter and remittance envelope that can be used to mail a donation to EPCF. Donations can also be made online with a credit card, using this website. Go to our “Donation Page” and indicate you are making a Century Giving donation.


EPCF launches its youth initiative

Young people – and making them better citizens of the world – is a new priority of the Community Foundation. It has launched a “youth initiative,” and identified two early projects: long-term funding for the CounterAct program that police officers present to Eden Prairie fifth-graders, and PROP scholarship dollars so youth can participate in sports, theater, swimming lessons, and other after-school activities.

You can read about the Community Foundation’s youth initiatives and how they came to be in this Eden Prairie News story.

CounterAct and PROP’s after-school youth scholarships are existing and proven programs that need more funding support from the community. The Eden Prairie Community Foundation is rallying residents and businesses to meet this need, and fund these programs long-term so they continue to mold our young people.

You can help by using our “Donate” page on this website to make a contribution to this effort. Thank you!


The Eden Prairie Foundation Celebrates 34 Years of Giving in 2015.