Grant Programs

Hunger & Homeless Grant

Open Your Heart’s Hunger and Homeless Grant is targeted toward hunger relief programs and emergency shelter providers serving people experiencing homelessness or domestic violence survivors in Minnesota.

Education Grant

Open Your Heart’s Education Grant supports the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The purpose of this program is to remove barriers for homeless youth to participate in school and improve student academic success. 

Summer Challenge

This grant supports food shelves when they need it most – during the summer when kids are out of school.

Special Projects

Open Your Heart will occasionally implement Requests for Proposals for unique or timely issues affecting hungry and homeless people. These opportunities will be announced on our website at least two months prior to the deadline. Please sign up here and check that you would like “New Grant Announcements” to receive these announcements by email.


We recognize that on occasion, a natural disaster or other unforeseen event might result in a shutdown of services. We may be able to fund quickly in those circumstances. Please call our office at (612) 338-5577 or email us at [email protected] if that situation arises. Please note, emergency grants will only be available to agencies that have no other resources available and will require suspending services without immediate assistance.

Grant Questions

If you have any questions about Open Your Heart’s grant-making process, please feel free to contact our office, call 612-338-5577 or email us at [email protected]. Please also see our FAQs page.

Grant Calendar

Hunger and Homeless Grant

Application Due Date: March 1, 2021

Notified By: May 1, 2021

Education Grant

Application Due Date: May 21, 2021

Notified By: June 15, 2021

Hunger and Homeless Grant

Application Due Date: June 1, 2021

Notified By: August 1, 2021

Hunger and Homeless Grant

Application Due Date: September 1, 2021

Notified By: November 1, 2021

Hunger and Homeless Grant

Application Due Date: November 1, 2020
Notified By: December 31, 2020

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At Open Your Heart, we are grateful to our Minnesota emergency shelter and food shelf employees and volunteers who are working tirelessly, and at the risk of their own health, to ensure that our most vulnerable populations are not forgotten during this crisis. The following resources have been collected from multiple channels in an effort to help alleviate some stress to these agencies as they search for much needed resources. It is by no means an exhaustive list and OYH will continue to update as frequently as possible. Please contact us at [email protected] if you know of additional resources that should be included.

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