Wells Foundation Grant Recipients for 2020

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Alliance Housing – $5,000

Provide very low-income adults and families affordable housing.

Avenues for Homeless Youth – $5,000

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

Beacon – $5,000

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

BLIND, Inc. – $5,000

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) – $5,000

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 – $2,500

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

Dignity Center (The) – $2,500

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 – $3,500

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

Emerge – $2,000

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) – $5,000

Assist with work in the Four Directions Family Center.

Genesys Works – $2,000

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

Guadalupe Alternative Programs – $5,000

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

Haven Housing – $5,000

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

Lift Garage (The) – $5,000

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.

Microgrants – $5,000

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

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans – $6,600

Prevent and end veterans’ homelessness in Minnesota.

MoveFwd – $2,500

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

People, Inc – $4,500

Enhance homeless outreach work.

People Serving People – $2,500

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

Project for Pride in Living – $5,000

Fund Family Support Services at Camden Apartments in north Minneapolis.

Rêve Academy – $4,000

Support the Student-Run Businesses program.

Simpson Housing – $2,500

Deliver programs to serve children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Southside Family Nurturing Center – $2,500

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 – $6,600

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

Tubman – $3,000

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

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