Your dollars at work: Needs we’re filling this year

When you support the Eden Prairie Community Foundation, you are helping fill unmet needs.

That mission came to life again at the 2018 EP Gives event on April 28, when the Foundation’s newest grant recipients were honored. In addition to raising $25,000 on the spot for Onward Eden Prairie, the Foundation also awarded nearly $20,000 in grant money to nine other organizations.

Here are those grant recipients, and their projects:

  • Bloomington-Eden Prairie Meals on Wheels – Supplement Eden Prairie meals with fresh produce
  • Cornerstone – Fund new software to track and manage more than 1,100 volunteers
  • Family Resources Program of Eden Prairie Schools Community Education – Help with transportation needs and increase awareness about community resources
  • Mothers Tutoring Academy – Fund after-school tutoring of Eden Prairie students in need of help
  • Mount Olivet Rolling Acres – Provide a new patio and other outdoor amenities for Eden Prairie group home
  • PROP – Support the food shelf’s Fresh Choice Market initiative
  • Senior Community Services – Help senior citizens who need winter shoveling and deicing at their homes
  • Talon Robotics – Provide computers and other materials for popular summer robotics camp
  • The PROP Shop – Fund new computers to replace aging technology

Applications for Foundation support were reviewed earlier this year by the organization’s Grants Committee, which in turn made recommendations to the EPCF Board of Directors.

Unfortunately, a number of other applications for important needs could not be funded at this time. That makes your support of the Foundation and its grants program critical. You can help fill more unmet needs by making a charitable donation to the Foundation on this website’s “Donate” page.

(The Foundation is also looking for citizen members of its Grants Committee. If filling unmet community needs interests you, and you don’t mind reviewing lengthy applications for funding, then consider joining the Grants Committee. For more information contact the Foundation’s executive director, Mark Weber, at [email protected] or 952-949-8499.)

Mark Weber About the Author Mark Weber has been the executive director of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation since October 2013. In this role, he enjoys meeting with Eden Prairie residents, and being an active member of the community. If you’d like to connect with Mark, call him at (952) 949-8499 or email him. You can also read Mark’s full biography.

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