At Open Your Heart, our guiding principle is to give where the need is greatest. The Hunger and Homeless Grant is targeted towards organizations serving adults, families and youth experiencing homelessness and food insecurity throughout Minnesota. The primary goal is to ensure that these providers of crisis services have the tools, equipment and infrastructure necessary to best serve those in need. Preference is given to agencies that provide services for people who are currently homeless – on the street or in shelters.
Who is Eligible: Agencies must serve hungry or homeless Minnesotans as the agency’s primary function. Agencies must have 501(c)3 status OR be recognized as tax exempt by the IRS (i.e. schools, units of government or tribal governments) OR use a fiscal agent with 501(c)3 status
Agencies are eligible to apply for one Hunger and Homeless grant per year.
2023 Due Dates: March 1st, June 1st, September 1st and November 1st
Average Grant Size: $7,000
*To view your organization’s applications submitted prior to year 2022, please click HERE.
Closing Your Grant
Your agency agrees to follow OYH requirements for closing out its grant by submitting your application. By completing the closure form, your agency is assuring OYH that your organization has spent the grant funds in accordance with your original request. The form must be completed and unused funds must be sent to OYH within 45 days of the grant’s use to be in compliance with OYH grant requirements. Directions on how to complete this form will be emailed to you. Your agency must complete this form to be eligible for future funding from OYH.
You can access your grant closure form by logging into the same grant portal that you used to apply for the grant and clicking on the grant that you want to complete the closure form for. Here you will see your closure form with options to view or edit it.