Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless works to help hungry and homeless Minnesotans through granting funds to food and housing agencies.
Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless processes general grant requests monthly in order to respond to community needs as quickly as possible. To apply for an Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless grant, eligible non-profit organizations must be 501(c ) (3) non-profit agencies as determined by the Internal Revenue Service, and be in compliance with all relevant provisions of Minnesota Statutes Chapter 309. In addition, organizations must provide one of the following services to hungry or homeless people in Minnesota:
Since 1996, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless has designated a portion of our grant funds to support the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. These funds are reserved for Minnesota homeless shelters, transitional housing programs, supportive housing agencies and school districts with an active Title 1 Homeless Youth Program. All eligible programs must serve homeless children and youth in grades K-12 for purposes that will assist the students in their educational pursuits. Education grants are awarded once for each academic year.
If you have any questions about Open Your Heart’s grant-making process, please feel free to contact our office, call 612-338-5577 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.