East African Dream, Inc.

Partial funding toward a commercial reach-in refrigerator, enabling the provision of free and culturally appropriate food to refugees and immigrants across central Minnesota. The impact of this funding is two-fold. Firstly, it will significantly improve the quality of...

HOPE Coalition

Toward motel vouchers to unhoused families and individuals in Goodhue and Wabasha Counties.  HOPE will be able to provide approximately 150 motel nights with this funding. Assistance provided through the program improves client’s lives by addressing the immediate...

Hospitality House of Owatonna, Inc.

Toward two commercial washers and dryers. Upgrading their laundry facilities will improve the quality of Hospitality House of Owatonna’s (HHO) emergency shelter and services providing. Upgrading to commercial grade appliances will save their organization money by...

Life House, Inc.

Partial funding to refurbish the Drop-in Youth Center at Life House’s discretion. Given an average of at least 8,000 youth visits per year, the furniture has endured an immense amount of wear and tear over the last 9 years. With over 32 years of service, Life House...

Neighborhood House

Funding for a refrigerator and freezer for Neighborhood House’s expanded and relocated Francis Basket Food Market, which is moving from Sibley Manor Apartments complex to a much larger space at 1080 Montreal Avenue. Neighborhood House distributed 69,980 pounds of food...

Open Hands Midway, Inc.

Toward a new upgraded kitchen range which in turn will allow Open Hands Midway to have food prepared properly and ready for their meal programs. Open Hands Midway, Inc. provides meal and food programs to economically challenged individuals and families by making the...

The Link

Partial funding toward supplies for youth experiencing homelessness served by The Link’s Street Outreach Program, C.O.R.E. Drop-In Center, and Hotel Emergency Shelter. Funding from Open Your Heart will enable The Link’s Street Outreach team to purchase both ongoing...

White Bear Area Food Shelf

Grant support to help White Bear Area Food Shelf (WBAFS) rebuild its Emergency Fund. With this discretionary fund, households can request up to $500 every 18 months to cover expenses like car repair, rental assistance, tools for work, Bridging.org registration fees,...

Winona Volunteer Services

Partial funding toward a new commercial walk-in cooler and freezer for the food shelf.  These units will provide the most wanted food items desired by the 800+ households that visit the food shelf each month. Frozen and fresh foods are essential for a healthy diet and...

Women of Nations

Funding toward school supplies for children experiencing homelessness as a result of domestic violence and sexual assault. years. Following the pandemic, Women of Nations (WON) is now back to its full capacity and rebuilding its service capabilities and with that,...