2018 Grants

Grant RecipientsAmount

Ain Dah Yung Center

St. Paul, MN

Permanent Supportive Housing Capital Campaign

ADYC proposes to reach 42 youth at its new Permanent Supportive Housing facility, which will include critical onsite culturally appropriate wraparound services for homeless youth ages 18-24.


Appetite for Change

Minneapolis, MN

YTOP: Youth Training & Opportunities Program

Appetite for Change's Youth Training & Opportunities Program (YTOP) provides leadership training, job skills, and personal transformation through a comprehensive food movement. Appetite for Change co-creates learning spaces in which youth act on their power to advocate for themselves, their health, and their community.


Attention, Inc.

Boulder, CO

Apartments for Homeless and At-Risk Youth

Attention Homes provides life-changing resources to youth in crisis. The AH Apartments, located in downtown Boulder, CO, are non-time-limited studio and 1-bedroom apartments, offering independent living with supportive services.


Centro Tyrone Guzman

Minneapolis, MN

"Hecho Con Raices" ("Made with Roots") Salsa Youth Social Entrepreneurship Program

Centro Tyrone Guzman's "Hecho Con Raices" ("Made with Roots") Salsa Company has been developed through a planning process led by youth. This grant partially covers the costs of the first year of youth led operations, which includes a redesign of Centro's kitchen.


Cycles for Change

Saint Paul, MN

Youth Apprenticeship Job Training and Leadership Development Program

C4C's Youth Apprenticeship Program trains 20 youth as the next generation of bicycle educators and leaders. Throughout a full year, apprentices learn bike repair skills, visit industry job sites, and plan activities and events that encourage biking.


Elpis Enterprises

St. Paul, MN

Promoting Youth Development Through Entrepreneurial Experiences

Elpis Enterprises focuses on 'opportunity youth' who are homeless or have unstable housing by providing entrepreneurial based experiential learning opportunities that foster employment readiness skills.


Fortune Relief And Youth Empowerment Organization
Minneapolis, MN

Let it Go Program

Fortune Relief and Youth Empowerment Organization's Let It Go Program uses a cultural specific Life Skills Curriculum that uniquely integrates social/emotional learning with community engagement, workplace readiness to promote the well-being of East African Youth while they economically thrive.


Hope 4 Youth

Anoka, MN

HOPE Place

HOPE 4 Youth and specifically HOPE Place, walks the journey with homeless youth to change the trajectory of their lives and get them on a positive path to their future by providing them with basic needs and holding them accountable to attaining their goals.


Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest

Saint Paul , MN

JA Company Program

The Junior Achievement Company Program is an immersive entrepreneurship training program, students create their own business from the ground up with the support and mentorship of community volunteers.


Keystone Community Services

St. Paul , MN

Keystone Teen Tech Center

Keystone's Teen Tech Center gives low-income teens the professional tech tools and guidance they need to pursue their interests and develop valuable skills for modern career pathways. Youth are supported by qualified adult staff, mentors and peers.


Lakes Center for Youth And Families

Forest Lake, MN

Tried and True Small Engines Program

Tried and True Small Engines Program helps Youth ages 15-18 gain skills and training by repairing donated small engines with a professional mechanic while also learning how to manage a small business and selling the products back to the community.


MIGIZI Communications, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN

Migizi First Person Productions-Youth Led Enterprise

MIGIZI's First Person Productions is a youth-led media training program that provides mentorship, earned income and entrepreneurial skills that fosters careers in the media industry and prepares youth for an increasingly technology based workplace.


Oasis for Youth

Bloomington, MN

Oasis Housing Solutions

Oasis provides a breadth of housing solutions to for youth, ages 16-24, who are facing or experiencing homelessness in the southern suburbs of Hennepin County, specifically Bloomington, Edina and Richfield.


Rêve Academy

St. Paul, MN

Building Student-Run Businesses

Réve Academy's Student-Run Businesses provide paid interns with a professional work environment to build relevant digital skills by working for real clients, and to learn how to think and act like leaders.


Simpson Housing Services

Minneapolis, MN

Young Parent Program

The Simpson House Young Parent Program provides supportive housing to youth, ages 18-24, and their children. The program emphases sustaining permanent housing while setting and attaining goals in education, employment, parenting, and community engagement.


Somali American Women Action Center

Minneapolis, MN

Sewing For Living Project

Somali American Women Action Center's Sewing 4 Living Project improves the well-being of young refugee/Immigrant girls aged 14-24 through the sewing and cutting skills they learn, and inspire them to generate income to become self sufficient.



Minneapolis, MN

Spark-Y Youth Apprenticeship Program Expansion

Spark-Y's Youth Apprenticeship Program in partnership with Edison High and Roosevelt High Schools in Minneapolis is combining manufacturing skills with urban vertical farming as youth forge new 21st century career opportunities.


The Bridge for Youth

Minneapolis, MN

Rita's House

The Bridge for Youth's Rita's House provides 12 units of affordable rental housing, case management, and living skills development to prepare homeless youth for sustainable living; 80% of youth will exit to stable housing while increasing their well-being, connections and self-sufficiency.


The Link

Minneapolis, MN

Supportive Housing for Homeless Youth

The Link provides 202 units of site-based and scattered-site supportive housing for vulnerable youth ages 16-24, with unique programs that meet the needs of specific groups of homeless youth, including seven programs, one which focuses on housing for young families, one which focuses on youth who identify as LGBTQ, three which focus on youth with disabilities, and one which focuses on youth experiencing homelessness in the suburbs.


Tree Trust

St. Louis Park, MN 

Green Teens

Tree Trust's Green Teens introduces youth interested in working outdoors to green sector careers. In collaboration with partners, Green Teens provides hands-on educational activities and work experience to nurture teens' interests in green industry work.



Minneapolis, MN

Safe Journeys Transitional Housing for Youth

Tubman's Safe Journeys Transitional Housing for Youth provides safe housing and supportive services for youth and their children who have experienced relationship violence and exploitation, including sex trafficking. Youth of all genders, ages 13 to 24, and their children will receive critically needed trauma-informed services to meet short-term needs and to help them build a path to a better life.


Urban Roots

Saint Paul, CO

Building Youth Social Entrepreneurship Through Food, Healthy Eating, and Conservation

Urban Roots provides low-income, diverse, East St. Paul youth ages 14-18 with youth social entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities through sustainable agriculture, cooking, and conservation in year-round paid internship programs.


Urban Strategies, Inc.

St. Louis, MI

Green Garden Bakery

Urban Strategies' Green Garden Bakery combines creative youth development and work readiness training through a youth-led social enterprise that supports leadership development, economic mobility, and community engagement of youth in the Heritage Park Neighborhood.


Youth LinkMN

Minneapolis, MN

Ignite Change in the Lives of Youth

YouthLinkMN's Ignite Change in the Lives of Youth campaign expands and transforms the quality and design of the YouthLink Minneapolis facility into an open, interconnected, holistic center that provides wrap-around services to homeless youth.