Join Us, and Connect with Neighbors
Events are a fun way to support the Eden Prairie Community Foundation, learn about its work, and meet your neighbors.
A great example is the sixth annual Prairie Brewfest that was held on Sept. 7, 2019 at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie. It was another great outdoor event, and there was record attendance of nearly 7500 persons. Many thanks to all the attendees, volunteers, vendors, and sponsors who made this craft-beer sampling event a big success. We’re looking forward to setting a new record in 2021, when Prairie Brewfest will be held on Sept. 11.
If you’d like to be involved in planning and implementing our sixth annual Prairie Brewfest event, simply send an e-mail to Mark Weber, executive director of the Foundation, at [email protected].
Our Annual Events
State of the City, Schools, and Foundation — This free February/March program at the Eden Prairie City Center is an informative update on what’s new at the Eden Prairie Community Foundation, the City of Eden Prairie, and the Eden Prairie School District. You’ll hear from the experts, including the city manager and superintendent of schools.
The GIVE Gathering — Started in 2017, The GIVE Gathering held in April is part volunteer fair, part training for local nonprofit leaders. The Foundation partners with Eden Prairie Schools Community Education and the City of Eden Prairie to organize this event as a way to promote volunteerism and support the nonprofit community.
EP Gives — Our annual gala celebrates a year’s worth of philanthropy and recognizes the Foundation’s newest grant winners. Food, drink, socializing, dancing, a live auction — it’s all part of this popular community gathering that is the successor to the original Foundation Ball. Our next EP Gives is May 2, 2020 at the Minnetonka Marriott Southwest Hotel.
2019 EP Gives Sponsors (PDF)
Prairie Brewfest — Does it get any better than sampling great craft beer and enjoying good food and live music in a beautiful outdoor environment? This is Prairie Brewfest, an outdoor party where you’ll make new friends and support the Foundation’s work to make Eden Prairie better. It’s always held in September, the first Saturday following Labor Day.
2019 Prairie Brewfest Sponsors (this website)
Community Leaders Luncheon — The Foundation and Flagship Bank recognize the day-in, day-out work of community leaders and volunteers, elected officials, and others at this annual lunch held in December. The more that community leaders gather, the greater the chances they’ll collaborate in ways that benefit Eden Prairie.
2019 Luncheon Brochure (PDF)