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ORGANIZATION: Golden Valley Community Foundation


People comment that since this organization started they notice substantive changes in the live-ability of our community. If you’d like to serve in our community and make a difference, this opportunity is perfect for you! Join our leadership teams today! To learn more about us and community foundations, see our Video animation at We'd like to hear from you!

Community Foundations (CF) provide a broad spectrum of community programs and services and address local needs and opportunities via grant making, community convening and engagement. CF’s are 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. A CF has 3 specific roles in the community. Create and raise funds for permanent endowments for community investment, provide broad flexible grant making for today and the future and serve as a community leader.

Golden Valley Community Foundation (GVCF) is positioned to become the leading force for expanding private philanthropy in our area. The Board of Directors (Board) is the Foundation's chief policy-making body. As such, the Board bears ultimate responsibility for the legal, financial, administrative, grant making, community service and fundraising activities of the Foundation. The Board consists of up to 15 volunteer members, all of whom serve as full voting members. Members are chosen by the Board. The term is 2 years, and Board members can be re-elected to serve a maximum of four additional two-year terms.

The Foundation, established in 2011 has had significant success during our formative years. We are a hands-on all-volunteer organization actively engaged in our programming. As we grow, our interaction in Golden Valley, with neighboring communities and with partners requires us to add to our team's expertise. Attributes and skillsets we are seeking include:

  • a community engagement mindset,
  • live or work in Golden Valley, MN or it's adjoining communities!
  • time and talent to provide the lift for community building actions
  • engaging and successful background in business, schools, community engagement, teamwork, non profits, leadership
  • If you have an interest in getting involved in one or more of these following areas through this local community foundation, please reach out to us!
    • Fundraising - Development and Sponsorship
    • Infrastructure/Governance
    • Finance and Administration
    • Community and Corporate Relations
    • Leadership Forums: Youth, Business, Seniors
    • Music and the Arts
    • Sustainability and Resilience
    • Environment, transportation, community engagement
    • Project management
    • Marketing and Communications
    • Programs and Special Events including project oversight
    • Other areas related to enhancing community in this premier 1st ring suburb
  • An ideal candidate has non profit organizational experience helping advance the mission as a board member, a paid employee or volunteer employee. A great candidate has leadership experience. We appreciate immensely people who posses Time, Talent and Treasure to support and expand our community impact.
  • Visit here for our latest impact report -
  • Visit our website View our "How It Works" animation to learn more.
As a GVCF Board member and as a committee member we expect you to abide by the following 5 key action items:

1. Be engaged - attend board meetings and committees faithfully
2. Be an ambassador for the CF, listening in the community for needs and telling CF's stories.
3. Be a donor to the CF operating campaign annually
4. Open doors for the CF staff and Board to prospects, advisors and community leaders
5. Support the CF's work to elevate philanthropy by attending our annual events, securing sponsors, identifying honorees and inviting others to learn about us at our events, your events and in your conversations with associates, friends, family and neighbors.

If this appeals to your sense of engagement to DoMoreGood and to make the world a better place as an impactful leader in your community please contact us now.

Please stay safe and well. Contact us to begin our conversation to positively impact the world we live in. Contact choices: respond here including your LinkedIn profile link email us at or call 612 567-0086

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About Golden Valley Community Foundation


P.O. Box 27307, Golden Valley, MN 55427, US

Mission Statement

Engaging people, Connecting Resources, Building our Community.


GVCF is a Community Foundation (CF) that provides a broad spectrum of programs and services that address local needs and opportunities via grant making, community convening and engagement. CF’s are tax exempt, non-profit, publicly supported philanthropic organizations with the long term goal of building permanent, named funds for the broad-based public benefit of the residents in our area.

The GVCF Board and foundation team members are neighbors and friends just like you who live and work in Golden Valley and adjoining communities. The GVCF Board is engaged in programming and fund development activities that allow us to support causes that matter in our community. GVCF is guided by established criteria and decision-making processes along with input from our team, volunteers, neighbors, friends, supporting organizations, corporate partners, and contributors.

Our Board has created a successful organization that enhances the community in ways that no other organization can do. See our Impact report here

Join us to help engage and enhance a community that positively involves people, organizations and businesses to make a difference now for us and future generations through impactful investments we make today.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


316 Brookview Parkway SouthGolden Valley, MN 55426



  • Recruiting
  • Fundraising
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • 8 hrs/mo is a good impactful number that makes a difference
  • Live or work in Golden Valley or one of our adjacent communities!

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