Building Edina, one great idea at a time

Fulfilling Edina Community Foundation's mission, we serve as the charitable giving partner for more than 65 independent community organizations.

Through this unique program, ECF partners with Edina residents to start and run valuable projects and programs that directly impact our community. From arts and sports organizations to neighborhood groups and memorial funds, the Edina Community Foundation is the incubator for the Edina nonprofit community.

Welcome to our newest Community Impact Partner!

September 2019 - Minnesota Wild Blind Hockey

The program currently serves 40 participants and is funded in part by fundraising raffles and other events at Minnesota Wild home hockey games. Minnesota Wild Blind Hockey's mission is to provide children and adults who are visually impaired the opportunity to participate in ice hockey. The program focuses on basic skating and hockey skills, while striving to promote and emphasize the development of sportsmanship, team spirit, increased confidence, pride, and team unity.

Edina resident Theresa Weber-Sexton is one of the organizers of this new program, with leadership assistance from representatives of USA Hockey and Minnesota Wild Foundation.

Visit Minnesota Wild Blind Hockey's webpage for details.

We look forward to working with Minnesota Wild Blind Hockey and watching this program grow!

Bold New Idea - A 2019 initiative that spawned 4 new partners

In 2019, we launched the Bold New Idea contest, a crowd-funding initiative to help new nonprofits form. We knew there were great ideas out there and that they could get launched with our help. Her Next Play/Edina Girls Sports Summit ultimately won, but we were able to help three other finalists find funding for their ideas and are working to help others. Learn more about this program by clicking the image below.


Current Partners

Children and Families

  • Chase Lyman Johnson Memorial Fund

  • Edina Family Center

  • Edina Park & Recreation Department

  • Edina Park & Recreation Department-Pamela Park

  • Edina Resource Center

  • Edina Service Organization

  • Edina Veterans Memorial

  • EHS Senior Class Party

  • Kids Voting Edina

  • Metropolitan Breakfast Club Youth Scholarships*

  • OmniSight International

  • Stand With Her

  • Step To It Edina

  • Terry Anderson Memorial Fund*

  • Unlocking Young Minds

  • Van Valkenburg Fund for Children


  • Cool Planet

  • Edina Energy & Environment Commission

  • Edina Garden Council

  • EHS Project Earth

Music and Art

  • Digital Arts Club

  • Edina Art Center

  • Edina Art Center-Edina Film Festival

  • Edina Art Center-Jean Faquin Finlay Scholarship Fund*

  • Edina Art Center-Patricia Van Valkenburg Scholarship Fund*

  • Edina Art Center-Peggy Kelly Memorial Fund

  • Edina Arts and Culture Commission

  • Edina Entertainers

  • Edina Poetry Club

  • Edina Singing Seniors

  • Minnehaha Music

  • Nyrop/Northwest Airlines Memorial Fund

  • Public Art Edina

  • Torchlight Concert

  • Tradition Pass It On

  • Wild Prairie Brass Choir

Neighborhood Associations

  • Arden Park Neighborhood Association

  • Browndale Park Association

  • Country Club Neighborhood Association

  • Edina Highlands Neighborhood Association

  • Open Streets at 50th and France

  • South Cornelia Neighborhood Association

  • The Square at Grandview Neighborhood Association

Public Safety and Administration

  • Edina Communications & Technology Services Department

  • Edina Fire Department

  • Edina Fire Department-Wurst Memorial Fund

  • Edina Police Department


  • Bluebirds & Blooms

  • Edina Senior Center

  • Edina Senior Center - Char Colwell Memorial Fund

  • Edina Veterans Memorial

  • EHS Reunion Classes of 1965, 1966, 1967, and 1998

  • The Gardenware Project

  • Otto Bang Fund for Seniors


  • Annie's Army/Get Girls Golfing*

  • Edina Golf Boosters

  • Edina Hip Hop Dance Team

  • Edina Park & Recreation Department-Tri-City Skate Park

  • Edina Youth Juggling Association*

  • EHS Boys Hockey Boosters

  • EHS Boys Tennis Boosters

  • EHS Boys Soccer Boosters

  • EHS Girls Hockey Boosters*

  • EHS Lacrosse Fast Break Club

  • EHS Wrestling Boosters

  • Golf to Life Patty Berg Program

  • Her Next Play/Edina Girls Sports Summit

  • Ikola Cup

  • Interlachen Archives Center

  • Lakers Baseball Boosters

  • Lakers Softball Boosters

  • Minnesota Wild Blind Hockey

  • Seva Football

  • Tim Nunn Memorial Fund for York Park

  • Youth Wrestling Edina

*Scholarship funds

In 2018 and to date in 2019, we have established sixteen new Community Impact Funds for local nonprofit organizations and programs. The process to become a parter is easy, and we can help you navigate your nonprofit filing, bookkeeping, insurance, year end reporting, event registrations, donations and more. For more information, contact Dick Crockett at 952-833-9573 or at