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Do more GooD

The Golden Valley Community Foundation uses philanthropy, community initiatives and funding support to address the changing needs and interests of Golden Valley neighbors and friends.

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GVCF is your local non-profit community foundation  dedicated to #DoMoreGood in Golden Valley and our shared west side communities.  

Our community's new opportunities to connect and grow mean GVCF's impact during our season of giving is more important than ever.  

Ready to donate? You can donate anytime here on our website by touching the DONATE button on top.  Make your donation do it's best work directly in our own community and donate today through the Foundation


Considering a long-term giving plan?  GVCF is available to assist with estate planning, donor advised fund creation, your own community fund and much more.   Contact us today!

DoING more GooD!

Thank you Friends! We surpassed our fundraising goal!
This fall, together with help from individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits, our match campaign allowed us to add $16,000 more to community investments!  This allows us to fund more programming and grants that strengthen our community! 

Philanthropy: How it Works

A community foundation is a tax exempt, non-profit, publicly supported philanthropic organization with the long term goal of building permanent, named funds, for the broad-based public benefit of the residents in a given area. 

The common mission of every community foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the local area. Community Foundations carry out this very broad mission by building permanent endowment funds and using a portion of the annual income to support a variety of local nonprofit organizations through grants and special projects.



Small Sparks projects are activities and events that enhance the physical, cultural, and intellectual vitality of Golden Valley. Since 2012, Small Sparks Grants strengthen the community, encourage individuals to take action in creative and constructive ways, and draw upon the personal interests of the organizers. These grants are awarded for new and existing projects.

Based on demand these grants are currently limited to $1,000 or less per grant cycle. Applications are accepted at any time, with grants awarded throughout the year as long as funds are available.

12 Years

and Growing!

The Golden Valley Community Foundation donors and volunteers make a tremendous impact in our wonderful community. Since 2011, GVCF donors invested more than $650,000 back to Golden Valley through grants, programs and other donations.


The GVCF Impact Report highlights just a fraction of this impact. Your support enables this work. And its your support that drives us to #Do More Good in our next decade of service and beyond. 

GVCF works to assist many local organizations through our grant programs, including COVID19 Grants and Small Sparks Grants.  In 2023, the board endorsed adding Kids Give to our line of Micro Grants, providing grant funds to young adult "kids" through our public schools so they can also #DoMoreGood.

We encourage you to support the foundation as well as direct support of some of the local organizations we support below in whatever way you can.  Like us here at GVCF, many are looking for volunteer help to meet our missions.   To keep it easy and help the entire community of local organizations, consider an investment in the GVCF Foundation Fund to #DoMoreGood right here in Golden Valley.

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