2020 June Grants have been Awarded!

June Hunger and Homeless grants and 2020 Education grants have been awarded! Thanks to the generous donors and OYH board members, we were able to award over $106,000 in funds this past month to Minnesota crisis service agencies in need!

Hunger and Homeless Grant Recipients

Al-Maa’uun
$8,830 | Minneapolis, MN
For a commercial freezer to be able to safely store perishable food items and continue their home meal and food box delivery program to youth, seniors, and people with disabilities in north Minneapolis.

Breakthrough Ministries
$6,200 | Burnsville, MN
For a combination refrigerator/freezer trailer to help provide hot cooked meals to unsheltered homeless individuals.

Valley Outreach Volunteer

Christians Reaching Out in Social Service (CROSS)
10,000 | Rogers, MN
For an outdoor walk-in freezer to help manage the collection and distribution of donated food.

Loaves & Fishes
$6,652 | Minneapolis, MN
To purchase a glass door freezer to help create a better capacity solution for organized storage and distribution of food rescue items via their street outreach program.

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
$3,000 | St. Paul, MN
To help provide one-time or short-term direct financial assistance to Veterans experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
$5,000 | St. Paul, MN
To support MCH’s Statewide Annual Conference on Homelessness by providing scholarships & travel support for individuals experiencing housing instability.

Passing the Bread Food Distribution
$4,966 | Princeton, MN
For a new commercial cooler and freezer to help store and distribute more refrigerated/frozen items to those in need.

Ruth’s House of Hope, Inc.
$3,474 | Faribault, MN
To purchase 28 new twin-sized mattresses to help provide comfort and dignity to families in crisis.

Safe Avenues
$4,000 | Willmar, MN
To purchase a new commercial refrigerator and freezer to help provide storage for client food and beverages.

Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA)
$8,310 | Columbia Heights, MN
To purchase of a new freezer for their client-choice food shelf and delivery program.

The Bridge for Youth
$5,500 | Minneapolis, MN
For a new commercial freezer and beds/cribs to help open Gloria’s Place and provide a safe, welcoming, and calm environment for homeless parenting youth and their children.

Valley Outreach
$5,500 | Stillwater, MN
For an expanded cooler on-site to help provide more nutritious, fresh food options to those in need.

Education Grant Recipients

Ascension Place, Inc. dba Haven Housing
$2,500 | Minneapolis, MN
Funding to meet the immediate and unpredictable needs of homeless students at their family shelter and to help ensure full participation in school and school-related activities.

Grace House of Itasca County
$3,000 | Grand Rapids, MN
To support youth in area schools experiencing homelessness or in transitional housing by creating pathways for improved access and academic success.

The Bridge for Youth

Hired
$3,000 | Minneapolis, MN
To provide laptop computers and other resources so homeless Hired participants can continue their schooling despite the disruption of the pandemic.

Intermediate District 287
$3,000 | Plymouth, MN
To purchase educational items for their homeless students, allowing each student to focus and thrive in their educational pursuits.

Minneapolis Public Schools
$3,000 | Minneapolis, MN
Funding for backpacks and to help eliminate educational barriers for students experiencing homelessness in Minneapolis Public Schools.

People Serving People Charities, Inc.
$3,000 | Minneapolis, MN
To provide homeless students with necessary educational materials for school, transportation costs, and additional activity costs for their evening education and tutoring program.

Sojourner Project
$2,500 | Hopkins, MN
Funding to help provide children that stay in their shelter with school supplies, clothing, and resources needed to pursue their education and smoothly transition into a new school and peer group.

The Bridge for Youth
$3,000 | Minneapolis, MN
Funding to help provide youth participating in The Bridge’s emergency shelter and housing programs with access to items necessary for them to be successful in school.

The Link
$3,000 | Minneapolis, MN
Funding to help support students experiencing homelessness holistically, by providing funds for basic needs items including hygiene supplies, clothing essentials, sports fees, transportation assistance, student technology needs, and community memberships.

The Sanneh Foundation
$2,000 | St. Paul, MN
To provide students identified as at-risk and homeless in St. Paul and St. Cloud public schools with personal care hygiene kits and snack packs.

Tubman
$3,000 | Minneapolis, MN
To help provide items and support to homeless students living in Tubman’s emergency shelter and transitional housing programs to fully participate in school and improve academic success.

YWCA of Duluth
$3,000 | Duluth, MN
To help provide resources to homeless students by furnishing access to supplies, opportunities, and resources to participate in school.