Golden Valley is a thriving community with many individuals and organizations actively seeking to improve our neighborhoods and our city. The Golden Valley Community Foundation (GVCF) is unique as a nonprofit public charity created by and for the people of Golden Valley.
Areas We Support
Small Sparks Grants
Sweet Potato Comfort Pie
Meadowbrook Calming Corner
SEA School Science Fair
Robbinsdale Schools PPE Drive
PRISM Food Shelf
YMCA New Hope
Help at your door
Arts & Music Festival
Public Art Proposals
Golden Valley Orchestra
Ways to get involved
GVCF Impact Report
The Golden Valley Community Foundation Impact Report reflects on the impact our donors make in this wonderful community. Since 2011, our donors have given more than $420,000 back to the community through grants, programs and other donations. The Impact Report highlights just a fraction of that impact. Your support has enabled this work and it’s what has brought us this far.
Damascus Way Reentry Center provides reentry leadership and services using a Christ-Centered approach.
Their core service model supports residents with: a stable housing pathway, employment and career readiness programming, and healthy community connections-all aiming at reversing the cycle of recidivism.
YMCA New Hope
Hunger Solutions Minnesota works to end hunger in our state. We take action to assure food security for all Minnesotans by supporting programs and agencies that provide food to those in need, advancing sound public policy, and guiding grassroots advocacy.
TreeHouse has been serving teens since 1979, helping them build relationships and resiliency rooted in living hope. We’re based in Minnesota, but we have sites across the country. Each of our sites host programs that give teens a safe space to find support and belonging. Through mentorships, retreats, and other off-site activities, teens have the opportunity to build even deeper relationships with peers and caring adults.
The ultimate goal of BeKind2People is to transform hopelessness into endless possibility for families and individuals in our community. We believe that by giving people access to sustainable resources that will assist in overcoming obstacles and barriers, our program can be the catalyst that an individual or family may need to regain confidence and composure, and assist in redirecting the course of their lives. These resources include counseling services, education and nutrition programs, veteran’s assistance, help with overcoming addiction, financial and housing programs, assistance with job placement, as well as food and health programs.
Golden Valley Community Foundation provided early partnership with PRISM to support our local community with a grant to PRISM’s program supporting kids' lunches and family support.
With volunteers staying at home to slow the spread of COVID19, the nonprofit PRISM is stretching staff to supply food to clients during the COVID19 crisis. Fewer donors are bringing in food, so the nonprofit asks people to go online and consider signing up to donate monthly.
Help at your door (HAYD)
8441 Wayzata Blvd #160, Golden Valley, MN 55426
Help At Your Door is a nonprofit serving seniors and individuals with disabilities across Minnesota’s seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. Our Store To Door grocery assistance, home support and transportation services provide help with in-home tasks and chores.
Most are unable to shop outside home under normal conditions. All are at risk of COVID-19. HAYD shops food
shelves and groceries. Volunteers personally deliver food and other essential items to their constituents. Constituents pay on a sliding scale of $0 - full cost of products delivered.
Schaper Community Playground
The city recently celebrated the opening of the state’s first “outdoor fitness challenge course” in Schaper Park, just west of Theodore Wirth Park off Hwy. 55. The course allows kids and adults to race against time - and each other - through a 40-yard dash and an obstacle area. This project was supported by generous donors to the Golden Valley Community Foundation.
Sweet Potato Comfort Pies
With a grant from Golden Valley Community Foundation, Rose McGee expanded the Sweet Potato Comfort Pie project. The volunteers bake and delivering Sweet Potato pies to communities who have been impacted by violence and racial unrest.