2017 Community Grant Recipients

2017 Grant Recipients

In 2017 the Eagan Foundation awarded $13,000 in funding to 18 local non‐profits, marking the Foundation’s largest annual grant cycle in its 27 year history. The funding will support a wide variety of initiatives that help make Eagan the best place to live, learn, work and play.

Here are a few photos from the grants activities in 2017.

The following is a list of the selected recipients and a brief description of each funded project:

360 Communities: groceries for clients to prepare meals while at the shelter
Advent Cares: supplies needed for a community-wide Day of Service volunteering effort
Adventures in Learning: field trips for summer grade school programs for English Language Learners
Art Works Eagan: series of community workshops and final art show
Bowls for Brain Power: clay and glaze for a student/community event to make hand-made pottery bowls
Caponi Art Park: support for performances and events and signage to help with park navigation
DARTS: multicultural and diverse books for Learning Buddies program
Eagan Art Festival: support for “hands-on art activities” for the 2017 Eagan Art Festival
Eagan High School Forensics Boosters: laptops for use by debate students from families in need
Eagan’s Mens Chorus: support for the Eagan’s Mens Chorus concerts at senior citizens facilities in Eagan or Dakota County during 2017
Eagan Theater Company: two lapel microphones and period-specific costumes for upcoming theater performances
Eagan’s July 4th FunFest: support the Eagan FunFest Ambassador and Candidate Program developing leaders for the future
The Link: support for Lincoln Place apartments for youth experiencing homelessness
Loaves and Fishes: building materials for a shed for food shelf garden
Meals on Wheels in NW Dakota County: additional meal enhancements (fresh fruit or homemade goodies) for Eagan residents
Reaching Up Ministries: supplies and healthy snacks for homework help program
TreeHouse, Inc.: support for a one-to-one mentoring program for at risk teenagers

Learn more about 2016 grant recipients.