Impact and Programs
In 2019, ECF served as the charitable partner for 75 organizations in our Community Impact Program, hosted a competition for the best Bold New Idea for a new Community Impact Fund in Edina, brought together 180 people to celebrate Connecting With Kids Leadership Awards for strengthening our community by their volunteer service to youth, helped 350 children in poverty or near poverty by issuing them Connect Cards to facilitate their participation in community programs, co-hosted four Edina Reads programs, contributed to the acquisition of an Edina Student Public Art Project sculpture for the City, and celebrated the 4th of July with our traditional veterans dinner, parade, and fireworks attended by an estimated 30,000 people.
We will impact people by bringing them together to serve, strengthen and celebrate our community. We will SERVE the community by providing philanthropic leadership and acting as a charitable partner for our 75 Community Impact Funds. We will STRENGTHEN our community by leading community programs, including Connecting with Kids, Edina Reads and a second Bold New Idea competition. We will CELEBRATE our community by creating and implementing community events such as the 4th of July Parade and by supporting public art. We will also continue to evolve our communications and social media efforts to increase public understanding and participation in and support for all of these programs.
Community or Constituency Served
ECF serves the community of Edina, including those who live, work or attend school in the city of Edina.
Geographic Area Served
ECF serves primarily the city of Edina, with some impact of our programs and services in neighboring areas.