People Who Give Back

Joining forces to take on food insecurity … and much more!

There are few things more rewarding than accomplishing big things when individuals and small organizations join forces. That was on display Sept. 19 and 20, when individual donors, local churches, Rotary clubs, and other volunteers – including the Foundation – came together to create a wildly successful community-wide food drive for PROP, our local social-services […] Read more

News start-up creates a fund at the Foundation

After extensive research, and encouraged by the results of a public-opinion survey, a group of Eden Prairie residents is pursuing a news start-up that would help inform and engage the community with local reporting. (This article was updated Aug. 6, 2020.) Their work since May has led to the creation of a new community-impact fund […] Read more

Tina Palmer to lead 2020-21 board; three new members elected

Volunteer leadership of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation changes on July 1 with the recent election of Tina Palmer as chair of the board directors and with the addition of three new board members: Mary Jayne Crocker, Janet Eian, and Tori Hill. Tina Palmer, MA, CFRE, has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than […] Read more

In turbulent world, Gathering Bridge in honor of Dr. Jean Harris still points the way

Do you recognize the young doctor from the 1955 Ebony magazine cover on this page? She was being recognized for being the first black to graduate from medical school in Virginia. About 30 years later, Dr. Jean Harris would become the first woman mayor of Eden Prairie, the first black mayor of Eden Prairie. I’ve […] Read more

COVID-19 Fund addresses that extra layer of hurt in EP

While it’s heartbreaking to see Eden Prairie life, as we’ve come to know it, turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s an extra and often unnoticed layer of hurt beyond social distancing, closed businesses, and distance learning. This extra layer of hurt is being experienced by Eden Prairie residents who are in need of […] Read more




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Eden Prairie Community Foundation

OUR MISSION: Enriching our community through philanthropy, collaboration and leadership.

OUR VISION: Enhancing the quality of life for all who live and work in our community.


Eden Prairie Community
8080 Mitchell Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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Eden Prairie Community Foundation