Stories of Impact

Because there’s a foundation, more gets done

More critical needs are addressed in Eden Prairie because there is a community foundation. Did you know that the Eden Prairie Community Foundation is one of only about 800 community foundations nationwide? Where they exist, more philanthropy is encouraged and nurtured to address important local needs. For example, thanks to local support, the Foundation has […] Read more

Grant + volunteer help = badly needed bedroom dressers

The PROP Shop leveraged volunteer help and a 2019 Eden Prairie Community Foundation grant to purchase 14 ready-to-assemble bedroom dressers and distribute them to families-in-need. It was one of 14 grants the Foundation awarded this year as part of its annual grant cycle, with help from donors, fund holders, and corporate partners. For Foundation officials, […] Read more

You helped fill local needs at 2019 Prairie Brewfest

Folks who attended 2019 Prairie Brewfest in record number helped the Foundation award grants to four local needs. More than 400 persons voted on the Brewfest Choice Grants that were part of the sixth annual Prairie Brewfest held Sept. 7, 2019 at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie. They were part of another record attendance […] Read more

Eden Prairie’s Top Needs Can Be Met with Your Help

It is often difficult to predict a community’s emerging needs. However, Janet Palmer, executive director of the PROP social services organization in Eden Prairie, often has a handle on the most immediate issues facing our community. According to Palmer, one of the most current struggles facing her clients is the cost of housing. “Families are […] Read more

A special place for special-needs athletes

People with special needs are an important part of our community. They need to be valued and included in all of the opportunities and activities the rest of us take for granted. The Foundation is helping do that through its grants program – recipients have included the True Friends, CHOICE Inc., and Chrestomathy organizations that […] Read more

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