Rely on these local nonprofits for assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us into new territory. At this difficult time, you should know that there are many nonprofits that provide services to Eden Prairie residents — the basics like food and clothing but also help and advice if your needs are more specialized.

Perhaps we can help. Here’s a list of the Foundation’s 2020 grant recipients, some of whom received a direct grant and others of whom received grant help via a charitable fund holder at the Foundation:

  • Academy for Young Leaders — Mentoring, leadership development for youth (primarily youth of East African heritage).
  • Bluebirds & Blooms — Re-purposing of event flowers for use at senior-care facilities.
  • Chris Wivholm Foundation — Education on the causes and effects of substance abuse, including opioids.
  • Cornerstone — Services to children, adults, and families impacted by interpersonal violence.
  • ESTHER Homes — Transitional housing and other services to pregnant mothers facing crisis or homelessness.
  • Fraser — Local clinic provides services to children with autism and mental-health disorders.
  • Let’s Go Fishing Eden Prairie — Outdoor recreation for populations that lack access.
  • Meals on Wheels — Hot meals delivered weekdays to home-bound persons.
  • Mission Animal Hospital — Veterinary services for low-income families.
  • Mothers Tutoring Academy — Tutoring, primarily for local immigrant students.
  • Mount Olivet Rollilng Acres — Group homes and other care for developmentally disabled individuals.
  • MoveFwd — Counseling and other services for youth needing help.
  • Onward Eden Prairie — Stable housing for young adults.
  • PiM Arts High School — Arts education to students of high school age.
  • PROP — Food and other social services, including case management.
  • Senior Community Services — Household maintenance, other services to older adults and their caregivers.
  • The PROP Shop — Clothing, household goods, furniture for low-income families.
  • TreeHouse — Mentoring, other support to teenagers.
  • True Friends — Services to people with disabilities, and their families.
  • Women Still Working — Help for women over 55 trying to re-enter the workforce.
  • YMCA — Programming for low-income families with schoolchildren.

Categories: Stories of Impact

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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