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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

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is the title of a 2018 documentary film and more importantly was the guiding philosophy of Fred Rogers, host and creator of the beloved children’s TV program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” “Won’t You By My Neighbors?” might also have served as the name for a new event held Oct. 4, 2019 […] Read more

Everything You Should Know about Eden Prairie (in less than 500 words)

If you are an Eden Prairie newcomer or have been here a while and are beginning to settle in, there are some basics you should know about the community: Eden Prairie’s name originates with Elizabeth Fry Ellet, an East Coast writer who visited the area in 1853 and proclaimed it to be the garden spot of […] Read more

A quick way to get to know EP’s many cultures

Eden Prairie has almost 10,000 foreign-born residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, giving it a wide variety of cultures, customs, languages, foods, and more. You can get to know more about that variety in fast-paced conversational style when a new and free event called Culture ‘n Motion is held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, […] 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




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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