Hunger and Homeless Agency Grants help non-profits meet specific, tangible needs that allow them to continue welcoming people in need of assistance.
For examples of the ways in which Open Your Heart grants make an impact, read the list of recent grant awards.
Grant Recipients 2013
Emma Norton Services, St. Paul, $4,665 to purchase a new stove and oven to provide meals for formerly homeless women.
West 7th Community Center, St. Paul, $4,400 to purchase a refrigerator for meals served to low-income youth.
The Salvation Army Rochester, Rochester, $4,953 to purchase a freezer to replace the broken freezer at the food shelf.
Christians Reaching Out in Social Service, Rogers, $2,945 to purchase equipment for the food shelf including a ramp, scale, and hand trucks.
Ruth’s House of Hope, Faribault, $2,785 to purchase a security system that will help keep victims of domestic violence safe at the shelter.
Our Saviour’s Housing, Minneapolis, $7,400 to replace windows in resident bedrooms at the emergency homeless shelter.
Canvas Health, Oakdale, $7,720 to replace the roof at housing for formerly homeless individuals with mental illness.
The Salvation Army, Booth Brown House, St. Paul, $6,563 to replace a range and oven that provides meals for homeless youth.
Area Food Shelf, Argyle, $6,200 to repair an elevator and replace aging freezers at the food shelf.
Emergency Food Shelf Network, Inc., New Hope, $7,500 to purchase a new motorized pallet jack and rechargeable batteries to help the food bank respond to increased need.
Clear Waters Life Center, Clearbrook, $7,500 to replace a leaking roof at a transitional housing facility.
Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, Minneapolis, $4,556 to repair the boiler that heats supportive housing apartments.
Perspectives, Inc., St. Louis Park, $7,500 to improve security for families in supportive housing.
CHUM, Duluth, $7,500 to repair heavily used showers at the emergency homeless shelter.
Salvation Army Northern Division, Maplewood, $6,000 to purchase a walk-in freezer for a foodshelf serving the Maplewood area.
Theresa Living Center, St. Paul, $7,500 to replace very worn desks, dressers, and beds for homeless women and their children.
Women of Nations, St. Paul, $7,500 to purchase a van to transport women and their children to important appointments and to assist in moving families into new housing.
Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, Grand Rapids, $7,500 to help purchase a new forklift to meet increased demand for food in the region.
Face to Face Health and Counseling Service, St. Paul, $8,456 to purchase an oven and computers for homeless youth to work on homework and GED materials at the SafeZone Drop-In Center.
Valley Outreach, Stillwater, $7,500 to purchase equipment and software to better track food and connect clients to resources.
The Lift Garage, Minneapolis, $8,200 to purchase auto repair equipment to serve car-owners who are homeless or very low income.
Cornerstone Advocacy Service, Bloomington, $9,774 to replace key appliances including water heaters, a washer and dryer set, and a freezer.
Wayside House, Inc., St. Louis Park, $7,307 to purchase new beds and mattresses for women in the supportive housing program.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud, St. Cloud, $10,000 to re-shingle the roof of the Domus transitional housing site.
Ascension Place/St. Anne’s Place, Minneapolis, $9,753 to purchase and install heavy-duty flooring in heavily used areas of St. Anne’s Place shelter.
St. Louis Park Emergency Program, St. Louis Park, $ 8,000 to purchase 2 stainless steel, commercial freezers to store frozen fresh produce, meat, and dairy products for distribution at the food shelf.
Sojourner Project, Hopkins, $6,300 to replace furniture including beds and living room furniture in a domestic violence shelter.
Hunger Solutions, Minnesota, $205,000 of which $150,000 will support the partnership with Hunger Solutions for the Open Your Heart Summer Challenge and $50,000 will fund the purchase of fresh produce for distribution to Minnesota food banks.
Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf, Woodbury, $10,000 to purchase commercial refrigeration equipment and a scale that will allow for client choice of food products.
Harbor House Crisis Shelters, Superior, $4,000 to replace aging kitchen cabinets, countertops, and flooring at an emergency shelter home.
Bountiful Basket Food Shelf of Eastern Carver County, Chaska, $5,000 to provide software for client appointments and tracking.
RESOURCE, Minneapolis, $9,000 to replace worn interior and exterior doors to improve security at a transitional housing apartment building.
Family Promise of Anoka County, Coon Rapids, $8,735 to purchase folding beds and mattresses for a mobile emergency shelter that moves between host churches.
A Place for You, Pine City, $6,000 to make building improvements to an emergency shelter building in need of air-conditioning, fencing, and storage for resident belongings.
St. Stephen’s Human Services, Minneapolis, $10,000 to provide air-conditioning for a transitional housing site that provides housing for women and children.
Volunteers of America of Minnesota, Minneapolis, $10,000 to make building repairs, including replacing windows and flooring, at their Wakhon transitional housing site that will make the housing more comfortable for residents.
Merrick Community Services, St. Paul, $9,926 to purchase food shelf equipment, including a refrigerator, freezer, food scale, and stainless steel work table to serve the growing need of families and individuals on St. Paul’s East Side who are below poverty level.
Intercongregation Communities Association, Minnetonka, $4800 to purchase a new double-wide freezer, pallet stacker, and pallet jack for moving food to save money and utilize limited storage space.
Western Community Action, Inc., Marshall, $10,000 to purchase supplies and equipment for the expansion of the Marshall Kitchen Table Food Shelf and the expanded shopping area.
Hope Coalition, Red Wing, $9,869 to purchase new appliances to replace aging appliances and improperly working appliances at HOPE Coalition’s domestic violence shelter and transitional housing units.
Face To Face Health and Counseling Service, St. Paul, $7,400 to fund East Metro Youth Connect and Minneapolis Youth Connect events. These events will provide youth with crisis intervention services, basic needs, bus cards, and a stipend to dentists that provide free dental care at the event.
Life House, Duluth, $10,000, to purchase air conditioning equipment that will make conditions inside Life House comfortable for those seeking shelter from sexual/physical abuse and help for physical/mental health needs.