FAQs

About Open Your Heart

What is the History of Open Your Heart?

How is Open Your Heart funded?

Can I get a copy of your annual report?

How is my donation spent?

What is Open Your Heart’s Employer Identification Number (EIN)/tax ID?

Donations

What is the best way to give to Open Your Heart?

Grant requests

How can our organization apply for a grant?

Can my organization apply more than one grant from Open Your Heart in a calendar year?

General

What are some resources for learning about hunger and homelessness in Minnesota?

Can you keep me up to date on what’s going on at Open Your Heart?

How do I get to your offices?

I still have a question! Who can I contact?

 


 

 

What is the History of Open Your Heart?

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless was founded in 1986 by employees of the Minnesota Department of Jobs and Training (now known as the Department of Employment and Economic Development).

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How is Open Your Heart funded?

Open Your Heart is funded by people like you! OYH receives the majority of its donations from individuals making one time or reoccurring donations and from employees giving as part of workplace giving campaigns.

Can I get a copy of your annual report?

Of course! They are all here.

How is my donation spent?

We leverage your donations to provide grants in 3 essential areas: shelter, food and, education. We target funding to more than 240 food and shelter providers each year for specific, unmet needs such as mattresses, freezers, fresh produce and school supplies for homeless children. Tangible goods like these are vital to serving hungry and homeless people in Minnesota and ensure that food and shelter providers are able to focus their attention on helping more people in need.

What is Open Your Heart’s Employer Identification Number (EIN)/tax ID?

36-3488089

What is the best way to give to Open Your Heart?

Recurring donations, no matter how small, are by far the best way to give to Open Your Heart. This allows us to plan strategically for the future and make the best impact.

You can set-up regular donor-advised contributions on a weekly, monthly, annual, or other periodic basis. Simply choose your frequency in the drop-down menu on the donation form (the default is to make a one-time donation). Please note that you will be required to create a Razoo user account in order to make recurring donations.

How can our organization apply for a grant?

See out grant program pages for details and an application.

Hunger and Homeless Grant

Education Grant

Can my organization apply for more than one grant from Open Your Heart in a calendar year?

Yes you can! Just not the same grant. For example: you can apply for a Hunger and Homeless grant and an Education grant, but not two Hunger and Homeless Grants.

What are some resources for learning about hunger and homelessness in Minnesota?

Hunger:

Hunger Solutions

Hunger Free Minnesota

Homelessness:

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

Can you keep me up to date on what’s going on at Open Your Heart?

I would be happy to! Sign up for our newsletter here.

How do I get to your offices?

See our contact page for a map. We are in the carriage house on the first floor right behind the main building. Give us a call if you can’t find us! 612-338-5577

I still have a question! Who can I contact?

You can contact Ed, Ruby or Kathy at [email protected] or by calling us at 612-338-5577.