OYH’s 2021 Winter Grants Have Been Awarded!

Dec 9, 2021 | Grants

Open Your Heart is excited to announce our Winter grantees! Thanks to our generous supporters, Open Your Heart awarded over $86,000 in funding this quarter to Minnesota crisis service agencies in need! None of this would be possible without you. Thank you!

Bridges of Hope
$7,000 | Brainerd
In support of Bridges of Hope’s low-barrier emergency warming shelter, providing a much needed, short-term emergency housing solution for adults experiencing homelessness in the Brainerd Lakes area.

Community Emergency Service, Inc. (CES) 
$6,886 | Minneapolis
Toward a freezer for CES’ Senior Support program which provides free home delivery of groceries and prepared meals to a growing segment of low-income, homebound, and food insecure seniors across Minneapolis during the pandemic.

CROSS Services 
$12,500 | Rogers
Toward the purchase of a 12-passenger van, allowing CROSS to continue and expand their significant food rescue, and transport seniors to the food shelf.

Du Nord Foundation
$10,000 | Minneapolis
Toward a walk-in-cooler, allowing the Du Nord Foundation to expand and improve access to food resources for our community, with an emphasis on culturally connected produce.

Emily Food Shelf
$3,100 | Emily
Toward the installation of a mini-split air conditioning unit to make food shelf shopping more comfortable while keeping food and produce from spoiling.

Freedom From the Streets 
$10,103 | Minneapolis
To provide people encamped and living outside with winter survival gear, helping them to stay warm, dry and safe in -20 F to 30 F weather during the winter in Minneapolis.

Hastings Family Service
$8,010 | Hastings
To help equip Hastings Family Service’s Market with needed equipment that will address space needs for expanded programs and assist with food storage/safety, volunteer safety, and items needed for a mobile food shelf and increased food rescue.

ICA Food Shelf
$5,000 | Minnetonka
In support of ICA’s school-based market and resource center, helping to reduce food insecurity and create long-term stability through resource referrals among students and families at West Hopkins Jr. High.

Keystone Community Services 
$4,950 | St. Paul
Toward shopping carts, hand trucks and freezer blankets to support the food shelf as they optimize speed of shopping / throughput of participants, support doorstep delivery program for low-income seniors and people with disabilities to access emergency food resources.

Rivers of Hope
$7,000 | Monticello
To assist Rivers of Hope clients experiencing domestic abuse in paying rent and bills, enabling them to leave an abusive home.

Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA)
$8,215 | Anoka
For a new freezer to ensure that SACA is able to meet the increased demand for their food security services and increase their capacity to provide low-income clients with refrigerated food, such as fresh meat and other protein sources.

St. Stephen’s Human Services
$4,000 | Minneapolis
For a new freezer, supporting St. Stephen’s Human Services in providing food and basic needs to our community.