June Grants have been awarded!

Jun 21, 2016 | Grants

Thanks to OYH board members and generous donors we were able to award almost $135,000 in funds this month to Minnesota agencies in need!

Education Grants2015 Simpson Housing Backpack

  • The Evergreen House for $4,000 to purchase school supplies, backpacks, gym shoes, activity costs and transportation.
  • Safe Haven Shelter For Battered Women for $4,000 to purchase backpacks, school supplies, clothing/shoes required by the school, program fees, and tutoring materials.
  • St. Paul Public Schools District #625 for $4,000 to purchase school supplies including backpacks, markers, pencils, notebooks, glue and uniforms.
  • YWCA of St. Paul for $4,000 to purchase urgently needed school supplies for school-age children (5-18) in YWCA Housing & Supportive Services Programs.
  • YWCA of Duluth for $4,000 to purchase clothing, supplies, tutoring, technology, etc. for The Young Mothers Housing Program that will promote academic achievement and sense of community for participants in transitional housing program.
  • Bridge for Youth for $4,000 to purchase school supplies, tutoring, transportation and educational expenses for youth residents in The Bridge’s emergency and supportive housing programs.
  • Emerge Community Development for $4,000 to purchase summer learning (tutoring and learning experiences) and school year support (supplies, clothing/uniforms and school fees) for youth in EMERGE Villages transitional housing.
  • Bluff Country Family Resources for $4,000 to purchase school supplies and activity fees.
  • Minneapolis Public Schools / Special School District #1 for $4,000 to purchase backpacks with school supplies and bus passes for homeless students in Minneapolis Public Schools.
  • Solid Ground for $4,000 to purchase after school tutoring program and provide school supplies for the children in the supportive housing programs.
  • The Salvation Army St. Cloud for $4,000 to purchase school supplies, transportation and activity assistance to children and youth experiencing homelessness.
  • Tubman for $4,000 to purchase school supplies, backpacks, uniforms, reading level books, school-related transportation, GED costs and other educational needs for homeless youth in grades K-12.
  • Simpson Housing Services for $4,000 to purchase school supplies, fees, curriculum and technology to support the academic success of homeless children.
  • Women of Nations for $4,000 to purchase school supplies for children who are residing in emergency shelter.
  • Life House for $4,000 to purchase GED preparation software and testing fees for homeless youth.
  • Alliance Housing for $3,072 to purchase backpacks filled with school supplies.
  • Cornerstone Advocacy Service for $2,810 to purchase school supplies, tutoring materials, bus cards, school-related fees and other educational necessities.
  • Perspectives Inc for $2,450 to purchase school supplies for the middle school students.
  • Ascension Place for $2,000 to purchase uniforms and athletic shoes, tutoring supplies, school photos, backpacks, field trip fees and school supplies.
  • Sojourner Project for $1,550 to purchase basic school supplies and clothing to children that arrive at the emergency shelter with virtually nothing.
  • YouthLink for $1,500 to purchase bus passes and tokens for GED program participant.
  • Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative for $1,488 to purchase gas cards, mileage and other transportation for students to participate in summer academic programs.
  • Dakota Woodlands for $875 to provide funding for materials, supplies, fees and other educational related expenses for homeless school age children K-12.

Hunger and Homeless Grants

  • Open Doors for Youth for $957 to purchase three chromebooks and three coiled cable security locks.
  • Care N Share Café for $4,000 to help purchase a new well.
  • Women of Nations for $8,512 to purchase a washer and dryer for the 44-bed domestic violence and sexual assault shelter.y.
  • Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities for $10,000 to purchase two commercial dryers as part of the Mission’s laundry room renovation project.
  • F.A.S.T. Jackson Food Shelf/Assembly of God Church for $9,000 to build a front entrance ramp for handicapped accessibility.
  • YWCA Cass Clay for $1,000 to purchase one new washer and dryer set to update the 13-year old Emergency Shelter resident laundry room.
  • Alexandra House for $10,000 to replace 20+ year old fire monitoring system that is no longer in working condition.
  • Prairie Five Community Action and Swift County Food shelf for $2,494 to purchase a new freezer to replace one that quit working for the Swift County Food Shelf.
  • Churches United for the Homeless for $9,386 to purchase and install durable flooring in the dormitory spaces in our shelter to meet health department regulations.

Community Event Sponsorship Grants

  • Homeless Community Network (HCN) for $1,920 to provide a meal for the approximate 300 participants at the January 27, 2017 Project Community Connect event.
  • United Way of Carlton County for $1,500 to fund the annual Operation Community Connect event to help people experiencing homelessness and other challenges of poverty get access to community resources.

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