April 2015 Grants Have Been Awarded!

Apr 27, 2015 | Grants

Thanks to donors like you we were able to award over $60,000 in funds this months to Minnesota agencies in need!

Hunger and Homeless Grants

  • The Salvation Army (Willmar) received $3,465 to purchase a larger commercial refrigerator, which would enhance their Mobile Outreach Meals and food distribution programs by significantly reducing food waste.
  • Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities received $10,000 to replaceme refrigeration and food service equipment for service to the homeless.
  • Fargo Moorhead Dorothy Day House of Hospitality received $10,000 to purchase two commercial kitchen standard refrigerator-freezer units.
  • CAPI USA received $5,500 to purchase an electric pallet jack and two loading carts for the Asian-specific food shelf that serves more than 2,000 individuals each month.
  • Pearl Crisis Center received $4,500 to purchase night stays at the hotel for victims of domestic violence and their children.
  • Stepping Stone Emergency Housing received $10,000 to purchase final installment of bunk beds and mattresses.
  • Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf received $4,000 to purchase a new large freezer, toilet, vanity, sink for bathroom, and 10 shelving units for storeroom.

Community Event Sponsorship Grant

  • Tri-County Action Program, Inc.’s Project Homeless Connect received $5,000 to sponsor Project Homeless Connect, a one day event for individuals and families who are homeless or near homelessness to connect with services and resources in the area in one place.

Community Garden Grant

  • Masjid An-Nur received $2,000 to help them determine whether operating a community garden is feasible.
  • Bemidji Community Food Shelf received $3,000 to help provide an intern who would develop a business plan to ensure their FARM’s long-term sustainability; a horticultural consultant; and soil tests.IMG_0302
  • Pillsbury United Communities received $3,000 to conduct a feasibility study and determine whether it is possible to establish a garden on land adjacent to the Brian Coyle Center.
  • Hallie Q. Brown Community Center Inc. received $3,000 to pay for a consultant to guide HQB through the process, assess feasibility, develop an implementation plan as well as pay for permits and staff time dedicated to the project.
  • Woodland Hills Church received $3,000 to cover meeting costs, site testing, permits, materials, and consultation to plan an onsite community garden at Woodland Hills Church in Maplewood, MN.