Hosted by the Eden Prairie Community Foundation, the COVID-19 Response Fund will provide one-time operating grants to organizations that have roots in Eden Prairie and because of COVID-19 are encountering extraordinary obstacles in providing food and other services to Eden Prairie residents experiencing poverty.
The first phase of rapid-response grants will address the resiliency of local nonprofits as they institutionalize new ways of delivering services because of the outbreak. The fund expects to move an initial round of grants within the next few weeks.
The Eden Prairie Community Foundation will administer the grants from the Fund in partnership with its Grants Committee and a recently established working group on poverty. Together we will proactively identify potential grant recipients, solicit guidance on potential recipients from community advisors, and recommend final awards. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis.
Please donate using the form below, and be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom. (In the Comment box, please type “COVID-19 Response Fund.”) Or, mail a check to: Eden Prairie Community Foundation, 8080 Mitchell Rd., Eden Prairie, MN 55344, Attn: COVID-19 Fund. Much more information about this fund and how donations will be used are in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).