OYH’s 2021 Spring Grants Have Been Awarded!

Apr 7, 2021 | Grants

Thanks to our generous supporters, OYH awarded nearly $85,000 in funding this quarter to Minnesota crisis service agencies in need!

Advocates Against Domestic Abuse
$8,000 | Aitkin
To support the placement of a new roof, ensuring clients are kept safe day and night.

Alexandra House, Inc.
$3,342 | Blaine
To purchase a new reach-in refrigerator so that clients are nourished in their moment of need.

Anoka County Brotherhood Council (ACBC)
$7,000 | Anoka
To purchase a 2-door reach in freezer so that more food items are available to families in a safe and efficient way.

CAER Food Shelf
$5,000 | Elk River
To help fund a walk-in cooler expansion project, providing additional healthy produce and dairy items to nearly 6,000 individuals experiencing food insecurity each year in the community.

Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf
$8,000 | Oakdale
To purchase a new freezer, allowing Christian Cupboard  to display and distribute frozen meat and other highly desired items to low income households.

Churches United for the Homeless
$3,000 | Moorhead
To provide new beds for shelter guests.

Community Action Partnership of Scott Carver Dakota Counties
$5,000 | Shakopee
To purchase ten industrial-size pallet racks to meet the growing requests for hunger relief in Scott, Carver, and Dakota Counties.

Good in the Hood
$8,003 | Minneapolis
To purchase a commercial cooler and store a greater amount of perishable food for distribution at their 20+ food distribution sites.

Hope for the Journey Home Family Shelter
$6,629 | Oakdale
To purchase three new freezers and a reach in refrigerator, allowing them to store more milk when larger number of guests are in residence; and food to be more easily organized and accessible.

Neighbors, Inc.
$2,929 | So. St. Paul
To purchase a new freezer, improving food safety and quality of service.

Open Hands Foundation
$3,500 | Excelsior
To purchase a new washing machine, dryer and chest freezer.

Our Saviour’s Community Services
$2,875 | Minneapolis
To purchase new bed bug-resistant mattress covers and pillow protectors, protecting the health and comfort of emergency shelter residents.

Shiloh Cares Food Shelf
$7,000 | Minneapolis
To purchase two freezers and one refrigerator, increasing the number of individuals served and facilitating seamless distribution in order to aid in their mission to eliminate poverty and combat systemic racism in their service area.

Small Sums DBA At Home Group
$4,500 | St. Paul
To provide bus passes to 100 clients, helping them with reliable transportation during the first few weeks of work at their new job.

Two Harbors Area Food Shelf
$3,600 | Two Harbors
To repair walk-in freezer, ensuring items are kept frozen until distributed to clients.

We Are One Minnesota
$2,900 | St. Paul
To purchase a pallet jack allowing volunteers to move, sort and distribute large quantities of food.

West African Family & Community Services
$3,000 | Brooklyn Center
To purchase one freezer, positively impacting culturally specific clientele by increasing the amount of food available for their choosing.