Grant Programs

Please see individual grant pages for detailed guidelines and eligibility.


Open Your Heart’s Hunger and Homeless Grant is targeted toward hunger relief programs and emergency shelter providers serving people experiencing homelessness or domestic violence survivors in Minnesota. Click here to learn more.


Open Your Heart’s Education Grant supports the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The purpose of this program is to remove barriers for homeless youth to participate in school and improve student academic success. Click here to learn more.


This grant supports food shelves when they need it most – during the summer when kids are out of school. Click here to learn more.


Open Your Heart will occasionally implement Requests for Proposals for unique or timely issues affecting hungry and homeless people. These opportunities will be announced on our website at least two months prior to the deadline. Please sign up here and check that you would like “New Grant Announcements” to receive these announcements by email.


We recognize that on occasion, a natural disaster or other unforeseen event might result in a shutdown of services. We may be able to fund quickly in those circumstances. Please call our office at (612) 338-5577 or email us at [email protected] if that situation arises. Please note, emergency grants will only be available to agencies that have no other resources available and will require suspending services without immediate assistance.


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 email us at [email protected]. Please also see our FAQs page.


Grant ProgramApplication Due DateNotified By
Hunger and Homeless GrantMarch 01, 2020May 01, 2020
Education GrantMay 21, 2020June 30, 2020
Hunger and Homeless GrantJune 01, 2020June 30, 2020
Hunger and Homeless GrantSeptember 01, 2020November 01, 2020
Hunger and Homeless GrantNovember 01, 2020December 31, 2020




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