OUR MISSION IS STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITY. Life in Edina has much to offer – beautiful homes and parks, great schools and shopping, and a convenient central location. The Edina Community Foundation adds to that mix by enhancing opportunities for people who live or work in Edina through a strong program of philanthropy.
Founded over 35 years ago, the Edina Community Foundation works to create a better and stronger community in which people who live and work here can contribute to helping others in need, come together to participate in cultural activities and opportunities for community dialogue, and enjoy beautiful music, neighborhoods, parks and public art.
In addition to enhancing the work of the City of Edina, the Foundation serves as the charitable giving partner for some 50 independent community groups, including artistic, athletic and neighborhood organizations. This role involves providing fund-raising advice and support, tax-exempt gift acknowledgement, banking and bookkeeping services, grantmaking for the shared mission, professional auditing, and annual reporting to the IRS and State Attorney General's Office.
INVOLVING OUR RESIDENTS The Edina Community Foundation’s vision includes being a source of leadership in the coordination of resources and skills of our citizens. To that end, we encourage those people who live or work in Edina to get involved in our work. The most obvious way is by making a charitable donation, but there are many other ways to help. Committee and board involvement is critical to our efforts, as well as volunteer work on any one of our many programs.