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Consider a charitable gift of stock – it’s easy and makes a big impact

Earlier this month, a supporter donated about $5,000 worth of appreciated securities to the Foundation and its Endowment Fund. It’s a generous gift, and using appreciated stock to make such a donation is becoming increasingly common because of the stock market’s performance. That’s right, you can make a charitable gift other than cash – real […] Read More

Foundation’s leaders providing year-end gift match

The Eden Prairie Community Foundation has a 36-year history as a grant maker: more than 500 grants totaling nearly $2 million to 84 different organizations serving people who live or work in Eden Prairie. But, not every grant application submitted to the Foundation is funded. The fact is, more unmet needs could be filled with […] Read More

How do we sustain our nonprofit community?

What if there were no PROP in Eden Prairie? No PROP Shop? No organizations like CHOICE Inc. or Chrestomathy or True Friends to serve our developmentally disabled residents? No one like Cornerstone to support victims of domestic abuse? No safety net at all? It’s a scary thought, if you know and care about Eden Prairie, […] Read More

Vikings are a part of EP’s history, and will be recognized Oct. 23

The Minnesota Vikings have a long history in Eden Prairie: Of their 56 years in existence as an NFL franchise, 36 of those have been anchored in Eden Prairie, where the team has its offices, practice fields, and other facilities. The Eden Prairie News published an article in 1980 about the impending construction of the […] Read More

Many organizations-in-need knock on your door. Which one should you answer?

If you’re a business executive, the next knock on your door or ring of your phone may be another nonprofit seeking support. What to do? Even the most community-minded company finds it challenging to decide whom to support and whom to politely decline. One way companies can respond is to seek out their local community […] Read More

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Mark Weber, executive director of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation.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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