Wells Foundation Grant Recipients for 2020

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Alliance Housing

Provide very low-income adults and families affordable housing.

Avenues for Homeless Youth

Offer shelter, transitional housing, and supportive services to homeless youth.


Deliver supportive services at Beacon’s three Youth Housing sites for unaccompanied homeless youth in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Edina.


Re-establish the Wells of Independence Fund, a student fund that will help assure the success of adult blind students in its training programs and in their transition to self-sufficiency.

Bridge for Youth (The)

Support 24-hour directly accessible services including crisis intervention, emergency shelter, supportive housing, counseling, and case management for runaway, abandoned, and homeless youth.

Children’s Minnesota

Assist the Runaway Intervention Program’s work providing intervention and care for runaway youth in the seven-county metro area.

Dignity Center (The)

Foster stability and services for the poor and homeless to reduce the isolation of homelessness, increase self-sufficiency, and provide opportunities for self-development.

Elpis Enterprises

Provide employment readiness training program for young people who are homeless or have unstable housing.


Support the success of high-needs participants, primarily those recently returned from incarceration in trainee positions at Second Chance Recycling & Custom Manufacturing.

Family Partnership – Little Earth (The)

Assist with work in the Four Directions Family Center.

Genesys Works

Prepare disadvantaged students in Twin Cities’ area high schools for college and career success.

Guadalupe Alternative Programs

Work with youth in the Twin Cities area through education, employment, mental health services, and other wraparound support services.

Haven Housing

Support St Anne’s Place, an emergency shelter program for homeless women-led families.

Lift Garage (The)

Provide low-cost car repairs for low-income individuals and help them retain and/or re-establish stability and housing.

Deliver supportive housing at Lindquist Apartments.


Award $1,000 grants to low-income people to spur economic self-sufficiency.

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Prevent and end veterans’ homelessness in Minnesota.


Deliver youth transitional housing services to support the safety and stability of youth experiencing homelessness in the west Twin Cities suburbs.

People, Inc

Enhance homeless outreach work.

People Serving People

Deliver K-12 programming offering educational support and enrichment activities for youth staying at PSP’s family homeless shelter.

Project for Pride in Living

Fund Family Support Services at Camden Apartments in north Minneapolis.

Rêve Academy

Support the Student-Run Businesses program.

Simpson Housing

Deliver programs to serve children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Southside Family Nurturing Center

Address socio-economic barriers faced by children and families of color living in poverty in South Minneapolis’ Phillips neighborhood and surrounding communities.

St Stephen’s

Support Street Outreach team working with people experiencing homelessness, with special emphasis on homeless veterans.


Support Tubman’s Safe Journeys shelter and housing program serving homeless youth.

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