At Open Your Heart

April 2016 Letter From the Executive Director

In April 1986 some employees of the State of Minnesota had a simple, but extraordinary idea. That year, Minnesota and the nation were in the midst of escalating homelessness and hunger resulting from major shifts in the economy and the government safety net. Shelters...

Mike Fratto on the History of Open Your Heart

The Organization with a Slogan for its Name Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless is a pretty good campaign slogan.  It is a slogan so simple one has to ask its origins. The answer is also quite simple, originating during the depression. In the fall of 1985...

Magic with Eat for Equity

We had a magical evening with Eat for Equity last Saturday. The night was hosted by Ephraim and Rachel at Modus Locus, a neighborhood gathering space and art galley, and the place to be yourself. The menu included the Longest Salad in the World,  fresh bread with seed...

Share the Love!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. ‘Share the Love’ by donating to Open Your Heart! Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless is a 30-year-old Minnesota nonprofit that exclusively supports hunger, homeless, and domestic violence agencies throughout the state....

Executive Director’s Report – Fall 2015

Open Your Heart was awarded the 2015 Responsive Philanthropy Award from the Minnesota Council on Non-Profits. As we enter our 30th year we are proud and honored to receive this award. Thanks goes out not only to our hard working board and staff, but to our founders...