• Community Input Needed

    Woodbury THRIVES is a grassroots community effort by community members and organizations collaborating together to create a healthy place to live. The founders of the initiative have included the City of Woodbury, Washington County, the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce, the Woodbury Community Foundation and HealthEast. We are looking for Community Based Organizations to host a Community Conversation for up to 30 people to solicit input and feedback on health and wellness in Woodbury.
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  • 2017 Dates Announced

    The Woodbury Citizens’ Academy is an eight-week program that engages citizens in their community through knowledge and volunteerism. Sponsored by the Woodbury Community Foundation, the City of Woodbury and the Woodbury Lions Club. The 2017 Citizens’ Academy began on February 9th and will run through March 30th.
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  • Your Legacy Starts Here!

    As the Woodbury Community Foundation (WCF), it is our goal to ensure community well-being for all in Woodbury. We want to help make our community a great place to live, work, and play. As a donor, you and your family may want to leave a permanent legacy by supporting organizations and causes that matter most to you -- let us help you!
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Friday, November 18th


Envision Event Center



Welcome to the CHEF FEST 2016!

Registering for the event is simple, just select the option below, fill in the payment information, and you are registered.  Please make sure to provide the name for each of the people attending the event.  If you are purchasing a table or a sponsorship, you will be contacted in advance of the event for the names of your guests so that check-in will be smooth for everyone attending.

If you have questions about making a reservation or about one of our sponsorship opportunities, please contact our office at 651-788-6586.

On behalf of our planning committee, the American Culinary Federation, and the Woodbury Community Foundation, thank you for your interest and we look forward to celebrating with you.


Ticket Options:

To purchase one or more seats, please select the ‘Single Ticket’ option.  If you are reserving more than one seat, please include the names of the guests you will be bringing.  When ‘checking out’ you will be prompted to enter the number of seats you would like to reserve.  Please select the number of seats you wish to purchase and proceed to ‘check out’.

Ticket Options
Guests I’m Bringing Include:
Name for Table Sponsorship

Sponsorship Options – Click Here For Details

Corporate Sponsorship has its privileges!

The Woodbury Community Foundation’s Corporate and Event Sponsorship Program (CESP) offers enhanced brand building for your company and marketing opportunities to nearly 20,000 households that make up the Woodbury community.  

If your company is doing business in the Woodbury marketplace you may be looking for value-based initiatives that will help you maintain, and hopefully, improve your business while at the same time investing in opportunities that will have significant impact in the communities in which you work and live. The Foundation’s CESP provides a cost-effective and highly valuable opportunity for your business-development dollars. Partnering with the Foundation enables your organization to build strong, meaningful, and visible relationships that achieve the common goal of providing enriching experiences and exceptional experiences for Woodbury residents.

As you know, Woodbury is a thriving community with many individuals and organizations who are actively seeking to improve our neighborhoods and our city.

Sponsorship expands the opportunity for your organization to achieve the right value of your partnership with the Foundation, according to your needs, for the right price.



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  • The Woodbury Community Foundation recently completed a several month process of re-engineering the narrative around the work of the Foundation.  The process, which involved board members and community leaders, shifted the focus of the Foundation’s work to five key strategic priorities for creating community impact. These priorities usher in a new focus of our relationship […]

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  • WCF Spices Up Woodbury Days…

    The Woodbury Community Foundation spent last weekend at Woodbury Days along with thousands of other folks from the greater Woodbury Area.  The weekend was full of food, fun, and entertainment.  We were thankful to our many volunteers who helped make Friday, Saturday, and Sunday a great opportunity to share with the community, one-on-one, the great […]

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  • Citizen Input Needed at Woodbury THRIVES Community Conversations Join the conversation at one of four Woodbury THRIVES Community Conversation sessions seeking resident input on health and well-being: Thursday, Aug. 25  from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at St. Therese, 7555 Bailey Road, hosted by AARP Minnesota  Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., location pending, hosted […]

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  • At its July board meeting, the Woodbury Community Foundation welcomed the addition of Jack Clinton, Ashray Gupta, Jeff Hrastich, Marcus Hultgren, Holly Minners, Donna Stafford and Margaret Wacholz to the Board of Directors.  At the same time, the Board thanked Stephanie Brunz, Joan Guider, Hannah Hamilton, Dick Hanson, Holton Sailor, and Darrell Silverness for their […]

    Jul 26th, 2016 | No Comments
  • The Woodbury Community Foundation was recently profiled in The Connector, a publication distributed to neighborhoods in Woodbury, to help share the vision of the Foundation and our focus on creating strategic impact in the community through a new set of priorities. To see the article, please click here! – WCF – The Connector – May 2016

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A Program of the Woodbury Community Foundation, with support from the Sundance Family Foundation, South Washington County Department of Community Education, and the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce

What Is Youth Leadership Development?

This program is a 6-week service learning, leadership development and entrepreneurial program designed to give students in grades 11 and 12 opportunities to develop critical skills necessary for increased community engagement, acquire real world skills to succeed in the business environment, and explore entrepreneurship in the 21st century.

The learning component will be paired with a 20 to 40 hour service-learning opportunity in one of three areas: nonprofit/social service; business; entrepreneurship.  Teens successfully completing the program can earn a $250 honorarium.

Areas of Focus

Throughout the program, teens will be exposed to three main themes:

Youth Social Entrepreneurship

Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) integrates practices of positive youth development with community engagement  and social entrepreneurship to enable mutual transformation of economies, neighborhoods, and individuals.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement is the process of building relationships with community organizations and working with those organizations side-by-side in any and every way imaginable, building connections and developing an interest in their mission, with the end goal of helping making the community a better place to live.

Life Skill Development

Life skills are a comprehensive set of universal skills and abilities, connecting behavior, attitudes, and knowledge, which teens can develop and retain throughout their lives. Life skills increase young people’s well-being and help them to develop into active and productive members of their communities.

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How Do I Apply?

  • All students in grades 11 and 12 are eligible to apply.
  • Our pilot program will have up to 24 participants and will begin in April 2016
  • Priority will be given to students attending Woodbury and East Ridge High Schools.
  • Students who live in Woodbury and attend other schools may apply.
  • The online application form can be found by clicking HERE or by copying and entering the following URL into any web browser: http://goo.gl/forms/LhwnKSnFUV
  • Applications will be accepted until the program is full.
  • Program will be on Tuesday’s, beginning on May 3rd at 6:30p.  Location will be communicated to program participants.   

Contact Us

Give us a call for more information or if you have questions about registration.

 Woodbury Community Foundation | 10040 City Walk Drive | Woodbury, MN 55129 | (651) 788-6586

Email: wcf@woodburyfoundation.org

Visit us on the web at www.woodburyfoundation.org


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We invite you to join those donors who have stretched their dollars to help create an even greater impact in Woodbury.  Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage you to contribute to organizations like Woodbury Community Foundation.  Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some also provide a match for your volunteer hours. Turn your $100 donation into a $200 donation, or your 20 hours of volunteer time into a $100 donation with the help of your employer.

If you do not see your company listed below, please inquire with your human resources department about your employer’s matching gift policy and leverage your donation today.

For a list of companies that offer matching gift opportunities, please CLICK HERE!


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What is the Woodbury Community Foundation?
The Woodbury Community Foundation helps neighboring Woodbury organizations fulfill their mission of providing life-changing opportunities for economically stressed residents. We build smart collaborations, provide key research to guide intervention, and create networks of donors and volunteers to support the needs of Woodbury residents. We are working toward “well-being for all…for Woodbury.”

Our Mission
Our mission is to strengthen our community by connecting people and organizations with causes that matter.

Our Vision
Our vision is to ensure our community is a premier and caring place to live, work, and play.

Our Greatest Inspiration
The inspired determination of our board members, donors, volunteers, and partners–working through innovative collaborations–fuels our goal, the well-being of all residents of Woodbury.

Our NEW Strategic Priorities aimed at creating significant Community Impact:


The Foundation promotes philanthropy by connecting donors to their personal passions while raising funds for short- and long-term strategic reinvestment through grants and allocations to meet the demonstrated needs of the community.


The Foundation helps to develop networks of engaged leaders while trying to increase awareness of and engagement in volunteer and leadership opportunities in Woodbury’s service organizations by its diverse and growing community.

Supporting One Another

The Foundation strives to encourage respect, dignity, and inclusiveness for all Woodbury residents by increasing awareness of community needs and encouraging residents to get involved in their neighborhoods and other community organizations to connect those in need to the services they require.

Enhance Effectiveness of Organizations

The Foundation inspires innovative collaborations for new programs, services, and initiatives while trying become the ‘go-to’ resource for service organizations and those trying to create impact in Woodbury.  We also are developing a communications network between organizations in hopes of creating natural connections where the sharing of resources can lead to more efficient and effective program development.

Identify Tomorrow’s Needs Today

The Foundation listens to our community’s organizations and our donors so that we can understand future Issues that will Impact Woodbury.  We guide donors and organizations by use data to inspire giving and the development of new programs and services while promoting innovative solutions.


Our History
The results of a 2009 Community Needs Survey became the driving force behind the Woodbury Community Foundation for many years. We focused on four key areas: YOUTH, JOBS, HOUSING, and FOOD.  In 2014, the Foundation launched a new initiative, Woodbury THRIVES, focused on creating a culture of health in Woodbury by focusing on community health and wellness initiatives.

With these initiatives in mind, we provided opportunities to local organizations and individuals for them to invest directly in multi-dimensional human-service issues that were of greatest concern and were growing challenges to the future of our city:

  • Financial turmoil caused by job loss. We encouraged networking opportunities and professional training for citizens facing unemployment or a tough job market. We also supported local employers who wished to engage in community efforts.
  • Family disruption or distress caused by military deployment, health problems, alcohol or drug abuse, mental illness, or domestic violence. We supporedt programs that helped these adults and children rebuild their lives and families.
  • Citizens who find it difficult to secure the basic essentials. We assisted and partnered with organizations that distribute food and clothing, provide transportation and shelter, and assist with other basic needs.

The Woodbury Community Foundation fosters collaborative thinking, which builds our community and serves our citizens.


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