HopeKids

Amount awarded $18,002 ($11,502 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation) and $1,500 donation to Cambia Hills

HopeKids provides ongoing events, activities, and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with cancer or some other life-threatening medical condition. HopeKids surrounds these children and their families with the message that hope is a powerful medicine.

Learn more about the organization at: www.hopekids.org

HopeKids was the selected charity for November, 2020.

Haven Housing – Ascension Place

Amount Awarded $17,302 ($12,302 member donations + $5,000 matching grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation).  Members also donated $200 to Jack’s Basket at our June meeting.  

Haven Housing has provided emergency shelter and supportive housing to 15,000 women and children over the past 40 years. We meet each woman and child where they are—during crisis, in recovery, in healing, and once they’ve found a stable home—and support them as they explore and pursue opportunities for their future.

To learn more please visit: Haven Housing

Haven Housing was the selected charity for June, 2022. 

 

All Square Minneapolis

Amount Awarded $17,077 ($12,077 in member donations + $5,000 matching grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation)

All Square is a nonprofit social enterprise that invests in those impacted by mass incarceration. We create innovative programs and commercial endeavors to transform systemic injustice—all towards a world where the harms created by the criminal justice system have been healed.

To learn more please visit: All Square Minneapolis

All Square was the selected charity for March, 2022. 

 

The Lift Garage

Amount Awarded $18,027 ($12,027 in member donations + $5,000 grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation)

The Lift Garage is a 501c3 nonprofit aimed to move people out of poverty and homelessness by providing low-cost car repair, free pre-purchase car inspections, and honest advice that supports our community on the road to more secure lives.

Learn more about this organization at: https://www.theliftgarage.org/

The Lift Garage was the selected charity for September, 2021. 

 

Bluebirds & Blooms

Amount Awarded $16,776 ($11,776 member donations + $5,000 matching grant from Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation)

The mission of Bluebirds & Blooms is to share moments of joy with those living with memory loss or long-term illness.  They do this through the gift of repurposed flowers.  Every day, millions of beautiful flowers are discarded from stores, events, weddings, and funerals.  They repurpose these donated flowers into cheerful bedside bouquets that are delivered caring volunteers for an unexpected moment of hope and encouragement.

Learn more about this organization at: https://www.bluebirdsandblooms.com/

Bluebirds & Blooms was the selected charity for June, 2021. 

 

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

Amount Awarded $16,902 ($11,902 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation)

As a trusted resource for families, the Nursery focuses on prevention by offering free, voluntary services for parents who face barriers such as unemployment, homelessness, medical or mental health concerns, poverty, domestic violence, or other difficult situations.

They help strengthen families by connecting them to resources, caring for their children during difficult times, and setting goals that promote self-sufficiency and make the relationship between the parent and child stronger.

Learn more about this organization at: crisisnursery.org

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery was selected charity for March, 2021

The Sheridan Story

Amount awarded $18,985 ($13,985 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation) and $200 donation to The Food Group and $600 donation to Loaves & Fishes

The mission of The Sheridan Story is to fight child hunger. More than 200,000 children in Minnesota live with food insecurity. Without reliable access to food – such as free and reduced meal programs at school – the risk of hunger is very real. The Sheridan Story works to fight hunger in our community by filling the gaps to food access that children face during weekends, summers and extended breaks.

Learn more about this organization at: https://www.thesheridanstory.org/

The Sheridan Story was the selected charity for June, 2020.

Mental Health Connect

Amount Awarded $18,150 ($13,150 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation)

The mission of Mental Health Connect is to provide community-based resources, support and education to improve access to mental health services and to connect individuals and families with the services they need.

Learn more about this organization at http://mhconnect.org

Mental Health Connect is the selected charity for March, 2020.

Copper Street Brass

Amount Awarded $19,655 ($14,655 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation)

The mission of the Copper Street Brass (CSB) is to represent the Evolution of the Brass Quintet. Through inventive concerts, engaging educational programs, and original musical arrangements, we bring a fresh perspective to instrumental music. To express our artistic voice, we use a dazzling fusion of brass, keyboard, guitar, percussion, and electronic instruments to appeal to a universal audience and go beyond ordinary.

Learn more about this organization at  www.copperstreetbrass.org

Copper Street Brass is the selected charity for December, 2019.