The Green Acres Event Center in Eden Prairie, site of the 2016 EP Gives.

The Green Acres Event Center in Eden Prairie, site of the 2016 EP Gives.

Thirty-five years of local giving will be celebrated April 30 by the Eden Prairie Community Foundation.

That long history of making Eden Prairie better will be marked at the annual EP Gives fund-raiser, 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Green Acres Event Center, 14150 Pioneer Trail.

There’ll be hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dancing, a live auction, recognition of the Foundation’s 2016 grantees, and a special appeal for the organization’s Youth Initiative. In addition to a nod to EPCF’s history, this year’s event is different in that it will have on-site parking. To reserve a parking space next to the Green Acres barn, call the Foundation office at (952) 949-8499.

Tickets to EP Gives are $100 each, but $65 of that is tax-deductible. They can be purchased on this website, or from any EPCF Board member.

TICKETS WILL BE SOLD RIGHT UP UNTIL THE EVENT.

NEED TO MAKE LAST-MINUTE ARRANGEMENTS? PURCHASE A TICKET ON THIS WEBSITE OR CALL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARK WEBER AT (952) 949-8499.

The past year has been a great one for philanthropy in Eden Prairie. Come celebrate all that’s good about this community. For more information, contact EPCF Executive Director Mark Weber at (952) 949-8499 or mweber@epcommunityfoundation.org.

 

Make a 2016 contribution to the EP Foundation

Granting by the Eden Prairie Community Foundation and its fund-holders continues to increase.

Last year more than $250,000 was granted to organizations and projects benefiting Eden Prairie. That includes about $45,000 granted directly from the Foundation to 14 organizations serving EP, and more than $200,000 from families and organizations that hold funds at the Foundation – including the Miracle Field Fund, the Sydney Galleger Diving Pool Fund, and the Autumn and David Tysk Youth Lacrosse Fund.

These grants improve the quality of life in Eden Prairie.

You can help the Eden Prairie Community Foundation continue this work by making a contribution that also has tax advantages. Make a donation on this website today. You’ll be helping change lives and fill unmet needs.

The Foundation’s mission is to enrich Eden Prairie through philanthropy, leadership, and collaboration. For more information about EPCF and its work, contact Executive Director Mark Weber at (952) 949-8499 or mweber@epcommunityfoundation.org.

 

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!

 

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