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Get to know your EP neighbors at PeopleFest! events

There have been dramatic changes in Eden Prairie since its population boom began in the 1980s, including more ethnic diversity. The percentage of students of color in the Eden Prairie Schools has grown from 4 percent to about 30 percent. More than 20 percent of our population is non-white, and about half that group is […] Read More

Sometimes what nonprofits need most is better technology

It’s far from glamorous, but the backbone of many nonprofits that make Eden Prairie great are the office functions that happen behind the curtain, so to speak. The bookkeeping, data entry, office support, communications, and so much more that is necessary in order to deliver quality, critical programs and services. As a result, it’s common […] Read More

Brewfest is all about doing good work through beer

Last year saw a record number of Minnesota craft-beer breweries open, according to MinnPost, and it appears there’s still room for expansion. That helps explain the growth of one of our major fundraising events, the Prairie Brewfest, which last fall had a record 600 attendees and after four years continues to grow by about 100 […] Read More

Could you be a Foundation board member?

What Eden Prairie Community Foundation board members contribute is … a lot! The Foundation is just a few days into its 2018-19 fiscal year, which started July 1, and that means new officers and several new members of the board of directors. You can meet all 17 members of our volunteer board elsewhere on this […] Read More

This is our community leadership role

A recent back-and-forth on the opinion pages of the Star Tribune newspaper has cast the spotlight on the leadership vs. fundraising roles of community foundations across the country. It started with a June 5 commentary questioning whether the nation’s fourth-largest foundation, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in Mountain View, Calif. – and, by extension, other […] Read More




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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