Hunger & Homeless Grant

Hunger and Homeless Grants

This grant is targeted toward hunger relief programs and emergency shelter providers serving homeless people or domestic violence survivors in Minnesota.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Agencies must serve hungry or homeless Minnesotans as the agency’s primary function. Agencies must have 501(c)3 status OR be recognized as tax exempt by the IRS (i.e. schools, units of government or tribal governments) OR use a fiscal agent with 501(c)3 status.

Agencies are eligible to apply for one Hunger and Homeless grant per year.

2019 DUE DATES: March 1st, May 1st, July 1st, September 1st, and November 1st.



Click here to enter the application portal

• Please read all of the Hunger and Homeless Grant guidelines before starting your application.
• You do not need to complete the application in one setting, there is a save option. It is not, however, automatic. Please remember to click “Save Draft” at the bottom of the application before closing the site.
• You will not be able to submit the application until all required questions are answered.

If you have any problems with the online application or have any questions, please contact [email protected]

You may download the following guidelines as a word document here: 2019 Open-Your-Heart-Hunger-and-Homeless-Grant-Guidelines


Your agency agrees to follow OYH requirements for closing out its grant by submitting your application. By completing the closure form, your agency is assuring OYH that your organization has spent the grant funds in accordance with your original request. The form must be completed and unused funds must be sent to OYH within 45 days of the grant’s use to be in compliance with OYH grant requirements. Directions on how to complete this form will be emailed to you. Your agency must complete this form to be eligible for future funding from OYH.

You can access your grant closure form by logging into the same grant portal that you used to apply for the grant and clicking on the grant that you want to complete the closure form for. Here you will see your closure form with options to view or edit it.

Email us [email protected] or call us 612-338-5577.

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