Foundation / Corporation
Open Your Heart (OYH) to the Hungry and Homeless
Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies for programs and services to meet the educational needs of youth and children experiencing homelessness. Funding is intended to eliminate obstacles for homeless youth to participate in school and to improve student academic success.
Discretionary funds are designated to meet the unique needs of homeless students as they arise. Typical uses for discretionary funds might include school supplies, books, uniforms, and activity costs, but could be anything that the grantee thinks a homeless child needs to be successful in school.
The committee uses the following criteria to review applications:
- Eligibility of agency
- Number of homeless students served by agency
- Need and impact of funding
- Completeness of application.
GrantWatch ID#: 180873
$500 - $3,000 for each agency per year.
Agencies must serve homeless children and youth in Minnesota. Agencies must have 501(c)(3) status OR be recognized as tax exempt by the IRS (i.e. schools, units of government or tribal governments) OR use a fiscal agent with 501(c)(3) status.
Organizations must not limit service based on individual’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or disability.
Agencies with multiple service sites should submit only one application for all sites.
Ineligible activities include operating costs, salaries (except for tutoring), employee benefits, and agency-sponsored after-school activities (aside from tutoring and other academic programs).
The deadline for grant applications is May 21, 2019.
Agencies will be notified of grant decisions approximately two months after the due date.
Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate that they have accessed additional funding to support the project.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.