OYH’s 2021 Fall Grants Have Been Awarded!

Oct 12, 2021 | Grants

Thanks to our generous supporters, Open Your Heart awarded over $84,000 in funding this quarter to Minnesota crisis service agencies in need!

Advocates For Thriving Communities
$3,000 | Minneapolis
Towards resources that individuals coming into the drop-in center can utilize to thrive, including vouchers, gift-cards, hygiene products, etc.

Avenues for Youth
$3,000 | Minneapolis
Towards two chest freezers to increase the amount of food Avenues for Youth is able to store and provide an expanded meal menu for young people in their shelter program.

Bridgepointe Community Church food shelf
$3,000 | Moorhead
To purchase additional resources in an effort to respond to the demands of the diversity of Bridgepointe’s clients and have security in their building.

Care in Action Minnesota
$5,000 | Oakdale
To provide concrete financial support to a greater number of families experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming so.

Dakota Woodlands
$2,000 | Eagan
To purchase an additional washer and dryer, increasing residents’ access to wash their clothing and bedding to keep their families safe and help prevent in the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the shelter.

Face to Face Health & Counseling Service, Inc.
$3,136 | St. Paul
Towards new dryers that will provide access to dependable, free laundry for young people who are experiencing homelessness.

Loaves and Fishes Too
$7,500 | Minneapolis
To purchase a walkie pallet truck with scale for ease of maneuverability and greater control of food pallet movement at Loaves and Fishes’ warehouse, along with a more efficient process for weighing food and recording poundage.

Open Arms Native Missions
$7,000 | St. Paul
Towards commercial equipment (fridge, freezer, stove, dishwasher)  for Open Arms’ kitchen update project, increasing their ability to provide perishable items and meals to the communities they serve.

Ruth’s House of Hope
$5,749 | Faribault
Towards single door access with software and wireless security and glass breaks with a wireless alarm system. This new system will give residents peace of mind and the security of being in a safe place, freeing them to focus on their self-identified goals and programming so they can begin to heal, work towards becoming self-sufficient, and ultimately, secure stable, permanent housing.

Servants of Shelter
$5,200 | International Falls
To install central air conditioning unit in their 110 year shelter building.

Southern Valley Alliance
$5,000 | Belle Plaine
Towards emergency hotel stays, providing a safe place for domestic violence victims and their children to be able to access life saving services from SVA, such as assistance with protective orders, safety planning, connection to housing, mental health resources and much more.

The Link
$10,000 | Minneapolis
To help The Link provide youth experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities with necessities to stay safe, warm, and nourished during the winter months.

The Open Door
$4,650 | Eagan
Towards a larger, commercial freezer to replace a current residential unit at the Eagan Pantry, allowing The Open Door to store more meat, poultry, and fish year-round, as well as donated turkeys and hams during the year-end holidays.

Women of Nations
$10,025 | St. Paul
To provide school supplies to children experiencing homelessness as a result of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Women’s Rural Advocacy Programs, Inc. 
$10,000 | Marshall
To help pay rent for emergency housing units to shelter families facing homelessness due to domestic violence and/or sex trafficking in Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood and Yellow Medicine Counties, Minnesota.