Grants Awarded in 2018

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Alliance Housing – $5,000

Work with elderly tenants in existing properties and conduct planning and fundraising for a new property to house the growing number of single adults who are over the age of 55 and currently homeless.

Avenues for Homeless Youth – $5,000

General Operating support for programs providing shelter and services to over 300 homeless youth each year.

Beacon – $5,000

Expand supportive, transitional housing for homeless youth at Nicollet Square (Minneapolis), Prior Crossing (St. Paul), and 66 West (Edina).

Bridge for Youth (The) – $5,000

Provide crisis intervention, supportive housing, and case management for homeless youth.

Children’s Minnesota – $3,500

Provide supportive physical and mental health services for sexually abused and exploited runaway youth.

Elpis Enterprises – $3,500

Provide young people who are homeless or precariously housed develop employment readiness skills (screen printing, woodworking, and e-commerce) necessary for success in seeking and retaining employment and pursuing long-term career goals.

Emerge – $5,000

Provide after-school programming for formerly homeless K-12 youth in Camden Apartments supportive housing.

Family Partnership – Little Earth (The) – $5,000

Provide full-day therapeutic early childhood education and care for children 16 months to 12 years, targeting low-income families and children who have experienced adversity or trauma and who live in the Minneapolis Phillips neighborhood and Little Earth of United Tribes housing development.

Genesys Works – $2,000

Prepare disadvantaged students in Twin Cities area high schools for college and career success through training and a paid internship.

Hope 4 Youth – $3,500

Meet the basic needs of young people (ages 23 and under) experiencing homelessness and those at-risk of becoming homeless in the north metro Twin Cities including all of Anoka County and parts of Hennepin County.

Lift Garage (The) – $3,500

Provide low-cost car repair to prevent cascading financial difficulties that can result in eviction and homelessness.

Deliver supportive housing for formerly homeless young adults at Lindquist Apartments on West Broadway.

Microgrants – $5,000

Spur economic stability by giving $1,000-$1,500 grants to low income individuals through partner agencies with the goal of helping these clients achieve self-sufficiency.

MN Assistance Council for Veterans – $1,500 plus half of Wells-sponsored concert “Honoring Our Veterans”

Respond to short and long-term needs of veterans by providing services for homeless and in-crisis veterans.

MoveFwd – $3,500

Provide multiple programs in west metro suburbs including barrier-free individual and group counseling services, a drop-in center, homeless youth outreach, case management, and transitional living.

People Serving People – $3,500

Provide after-school tutoring and enrichment support for homeless K-12 youth.

People, Inc – $2,000

Reach and connect homeless people to mental and physical health care and housing resources.

Pillsbury United (Full Cycle Bike Shop) – $5,000

Help homeless youth build employment skills through training and internships.

Project for Pride in Living – $5,000

Support Cabrini housing program and bridge gap in funding before residents are housed.

Rêve Academy – $3,500

Sponsor North Minneapolis students on projects designed to teach business, technology, and design skills while earning a paycheck.

Simpson Housing – $3,500

Help break the cycle of generational homelessness and poverty through education advocacy and mentoring for children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Southside Family Nurturing Center – $3,500

Deliver core programs including (1) therapeutic Early Childhood Education with individualized therapeutic intervention and (2) Family Home Visiting Services that address needs of vulnerable children and their parents together.

St Stephen’s – $1,500 plus half of Wells-sponsored concert “Honoring Our Veterans”

Assist street outreach team to build relationships with people living on the street, including homeless veterans, and help them find housing and other needed services.

Provide safety, stability, and affordable housing through St. Barnabas’ supportive housing for transition-aged youth.