Thanks to OYH board members and generous donors we were able to award over $70,000 in funds this month to Minnesota agencies in need!

Hunger and Homeless Grants

  • The Emergency Food Shelf Network was granted $8,823 to purchase a Narrow Aisle Reach Truck, which will support the food bank warehouse operations as food is distributed to Minnesotans experiencing hunger.
  • Guardian Angels Catholic Church of Oakdale was granted $7,034 to install heavy duty carpet throughout Hope for the Journey Home, an emergency shelter for families.
  • Community Action Center of Northfield was granted $2,350 to pay for new beds for the homeless shelter.
  • Ascension Place was granted $4,800 to replace the original outdoor steps (installed 90 years ago) and landing at St. Anne’s Place emergency family shelter which are deteriorating with age.
  • Division of Indian Works was granted $1,000 to purchase a new washer/dryer for DIW’s Anpa Waste supportive housing program for young, single American Indian moms.
  • Hospitality House of Owatonna was granted $10,000 to update a kitchen in the existing shelter, including cupboards, countertops and flooring.
  • Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center was granted $5,000 to increase the health & safety, privacy, and security of the residents of the Women’s Shelter in Brainerd, MN.
  • The Salvation Army (Duluth) was granted $10,000 to assist in updating the windows in six of the Family Transitional Housing units.
  • Hallie Q. Brown Community Center was granted $6,860 to purchase a refrigerator, two freezers and 17 sets of casters for open wire shelving units.
  • Damiano of Duluth was granted $10,000 to replace a portion of the roof of the Damiano of Duluth building, and purchase replacement rafter tails and deck boards.

Community Event Sponsorship Grant

  • Hunger Solutions Minnesota / Food Access Summit was granted $5,000.00 to provide scholarship funds to those who have financial difficulty in attending the Food Access Summit.
  • Christians Reaching Out In Social Service was granted $2,500.00 to sponsor a conference made up of suburban Hennepin food shelf executive directors, key staff, and their board members to share best practices and gain a better understanding of the people they serve.