P.O. Box 96,  Eden, NY 14057

Private Giving for the Public Good

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

~  Winston Churchill

~ Our Foundation
~ Our Community

The Eden Community Foundation, Inc. is a community supported foundation established to strengthen and improve the quality of life in the Town of Eden, NY.  It fulfills its mission by encouraging private giving for the public good and providing resources for a broad range of existing and future community needs.

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supporting community initiatives that benefit all our residents and that add to the beauty of our
Town of Eden, NY.

The grants that are made through your generous donations are touching countless lives in various ways. It’s important work that is growing as our community grows and changes. It’s work that can only continue with your ongoing support.

Putting Your Ideas Into Action
in Eden, NY Since 1999

Dollar amount Awarded Since 1999

Number of Projects Since 1999

Some Recent Grants

The Town of Eden

The Town of Eden, working in coordination with the Eden Garden Club Beautification Committee and the NY Main Street Grant Selection Committee, submitted a request to fund a “beautification streetscape project.” The project’s objective is...

Eden Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club requested money to support the Healthy Habits Cooking Club.  The Cooking Club addresses healthy food choices, meal preparation, and encourages independence and interpersonal skills and funds would be used for a range/oven,...

Eden Chamber

Eden Chamber requested funds for additional holiday snowflake lighting in Town.  Over several years the Chamber has purchased 36 holiday snowflake decorations for Eden and East Eden funded by the ECF and the Chamber's fundraisers.  Install is done...

Eden Recreation

Eden Recreation requested funds to support Slow Roll Eden event planned for June 29, 2018.  This is a bicycling event in town, along with after-party and band music, expecting about 300 participants, half from outside Eden, in...

Outdoor Reading Nook

Students at the Main Street Elementary School will enjoy the opportunity to read or take a class outdoors for many years to come thanks to a project initiated by the building’s Bicentennial Committee. The Eden Schools also benefitted from grants...

Eden Bicentennial Committee presented $10,000

Pictured are from left: Robert Penna, bicentennial committee; Susan Minekime and Bill Zittel, co-chairs of the bicentennial steering committee; Robert Stickney, Community Foundation board member; and Terry Zittel, president of the Eden Community...

A Special Thanks

Some of our youngest grant recipients sent colorful thanks for making their playground better! And many ball players are benefiting from enhanced facilities that the Eden Athletic Association operates at the Legion field. Between 250 and 300...

More about the Eden Community Foundation

The Foundation was established in 1999.

2019 was our 20th Anniversary!     Celebration to be announced Post Covid…

Our members and volunteers are dedicated to our mission of improving the quality of life in our community.

2020 Board of Directors

President, Robert Penna

Vice President, Kristin Kent

Secretary, Linda Pace

Treasurer, Gary Eye

 Pam Henrich

John Henrich

Molly McLaughlin

Kate McShea

Jen Merlette 

Richard Minekime

Gary Neureuter

Yvette O’Brien

Allison Romanowski

Terry Zittel


Susan Cardamone, Director Emeritus

William Carpenter,  Director Emeritus

Linda Meyer, Director Emeritus

Robert Stickney,  Director Emeritus


Eden Community Foundation, Inc.

PO Box 96, Eden, NY  14057


Private Giving for the Public Good

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