Announcing the Inver Grove Heights BEST Foundation’s 16th May Day 5K, Inver Grove Heights’ first event of summer. This year’s May Day 5K will be held on Saturday, May 3, at the Inver Grove Heights Community Center/National Guard Armory. Registration begins at 7:30 am. The run/walk race starts at 8:45 am. Participants receive a May Day 5K T-shirt before the race. Following the race, runners/walkers can enjoy a picnic lunch (hot dog/chips/drink) before the awards ceremony.

Our 5K is a fund raising event to fund scholarships for Simley High School students. This year’s event includes a 5K race, a short run/walk event for non-competitive supporters, a T-shirt, a picnic lunch, an appearance by Inver Grove Heights royalty, photo opportunities with team mascots, gift card prizes and the annual hula hoop contest.

Medals are awarded for placing first, second or third in the following categories:

Thirteen and Under: Girls Boys

Under 19 to 14 Girls Boys

Adult (19 and older) Women Men

Senior (50 and older) Women Men

In addition to the May Day 5K, plan to take advantage of the Indoor Toy and Garage Sale in the West Arena in the Inver Grove Heights Community Center. The sale hours are from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Questions regarding the May Day 5K can be directed to our helpline: 651 450-9148 (Phone number on the poster is incorrect)

Printable Registration Form- 2014 MD5K Registration Form

To Register Online click here

Please join us in supporting college scholarships for Simley High School graduates. Registration forms are available online, or at various supporting businesses and organizations in our community.


The 23rd Annual Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T. Foundation Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction was on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at Southview Country Club. The theme was “You Know You’re A Minnesotan If… ” This was a casual evening, guests wore their favorite Minnesotan attire, Vikings, Twins, Gophers, Hunting, etc.


Registration and Social Hour started at 5:00 PM, a Sit down dinner started at 6:00 PM guests enjoyed Walleye, Stuffed Chicken and Wild Rice, or a Vegetarian meal.  Entertainment was a full play presented be Ole and Lena that started at 7:00 PM. There was an exciting Silent Auction, a nearly $4,000 Raffle winner and BESTO sponsored by local businesses.

Everyone who attended enjoyed a nice dinner, shared plenty of laughs, and supported IGH BEST Foundation in our mission to provide scholarships to seniors.

Thank you to everyone who shared the evening with us!

If you would like to see some snapshots of the evening please follow this link to our Facebook page. 



Please consider donating to Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T. Foundation on Thursday, November 14th, Give to the Max Day!

Give to the Max Day is a day for Minnesotans to come together to raise millions of dollars for thousands of nonprofits and schools in 24 hours – starting at midnight on November 14 and ending at midnight on November 15.

By engaging as many donors as possible to give to their favorite Minnesota nonprofits and schools in one day—Give to the Max Day—GiveMN is showcasing Minnesota’s unparalleled generosity to the world!  During Give to the Max Day, your gift makes a BIG difference.

Any individual may donate. Donations through GiveMN to nonprofit organizations and registered public schools are tax deductible and irrevocable. Donations will not be refunded. Contributions may only be made via credit card, debit card, or a GiveMN/Razoo Giving Card. A Minimum donation amount is $10.  You are able to donate to more than one non-profit on Give to the Max Day.





Does your employer have a United Way campaign?

You can designate your funds to the Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T Foundation with your annual United Way contribution!

We are a 501(c)(3) organization and are registered as a connected agency with United Way.

Your designation would help support Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T Foundation and help provide scholarships to Simley High School Graduates in your hometown.

If you wish to make a designation to the Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T Foundation, the following is required:

  • Specify the designation amount.
  • Provide complete agency information, including the name, street address, city and state to ensure that your designated gift goes to the right agency.
  • Inver Grove Heights B.E.S. T Foundation P.O. Box 2276, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
  • Submit designation information at the time of the pledge.
  • For more detailed information please follow the link to the Greater Twin Cities Website Designation page.

Thank you for your support!




Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 the IGH B.E.S.T Foundation Scholarship Awards Reception was held in Cahill Court.

118 Scholarships valued at over $144,000 were awarded to Simley Seniors.

Congratulations to all of the recipients!

Attached is the 2013 Awards Brochure- 2013 Awards Booklet final




2012 IGH BEST Foundation Scholarship Award Winners Group Photo

2012 IGH BEST Foundation Scholarship Award Winners Group Photo


Wednesday, May 30th, at 6:30 PM in Cahill Court, 117 scholarships totaling over $160,000 were awarded to Simley Seniors at the Inver Grove Heights BEST Foundation Scholarship Awards Reception.

Congratulations to the class of 2012!

Attached is the Inver Grove Heights BEST Foundation Awards Book for the class of 2012 Scholarship Recipients.

2012 IGH BEST Foundation Scholarship Awards Booklet



2011 IGH BEST Foundation Scholarship Recipients


The annual BEST Foundation Scholarship reception was held in Cahill Court at 6:30 p.m. on May 18, 2011. More than 110 students received scholarships totaling more than $140,000. Many donors were in attendance to share scholarships honoring loved ones and/or acknowledging Simley graduates.