April Grants Have Been Awarded!

Thanks to OYH board members and generous donors we were able to award over $65,000 in funds this month to Minnesota agencies in need!

Hunger and Homeless Grants

  • Outreach Food Shelf of Douglas County for $10,000 to purchase a sprinkler and installation to bring building up to code.
  • The Village in Waterville for $10,000 to renovate 2 rooms for emergency shelter purposes, youth and toddler area.
  • Little Kitchen Food Shelf for $3,000 to purchase two commercial freezers to replace aging residential freezers in the Little Kitchen Food Shelf.
  • People Responding in Social Ministry/PRISM for $10,000 to purchase a cargo van to transport rescue food and produce to food shelf and to move furniture for newly housed homeless families.
  • Churches United in Ministry for $5,000 to purchase an air handler heating valve to upgrade the HVAC and funds to repair concrete floors.
  • Anna Marie’s Alliance for $5,000 to purchase an upgraded keyless entry system at Anna Marie’s Shelter.
  • The Salvation Army Minneapolis Temple Worship And Service Center for $10,000 to purchase a walk-in freezer for the soon to be opened client-choice food shelf benefiting the residents of North Minneapolis.
  • Division of Indian Works for $10,000 to purchase/install new dishwasher for Anpa Waste and soffitt repair/steel doors/replace floor board/paint entryway at Healing Spirit house.

Community Event Sponsorship Grant

  • Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless for $5,000 to support the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless 2016 Statewide Annual Conference on October 11 and 12 in Rochester Minnesota.

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“Thanks to Open Your Heart funds, school social workers distribute resources to youth who are homeless and highly mobile; this helps to connect the youth to helpful adults and directly helps the youth to feel part regular crowd at their high schools, which is critical for students at this age.”

— Minneapolis Public Schools