For the past nine months, I’ve gotten to partner with organizations, projects, and causes to build infrastructure, set goals, and develop sustainable business models. I am inspired by the leaders of these new organizations; they are resilient and resourceful, and in many cases meeting the needs of a community close to them that haven’t been met before. They are in an exciting time and I’m hoping you can support them during Give to the Max Day on November 17, 2022.
This year, 24 of our 38 fiscally sponsored organizations are participating in Give to the Max Day – more than ever before. We’ve pulled together a list of these organizations and their missions and hope you can help to support them as they help shape our sector and communities. The links will take you to their GiveMN fundraising pages!
- Afghan Cultural Society of MN: The mission at Afghan Cultural Society of MN is to advocate for and empower Afghan communities through a range of services, including assisting them in improving their mental and social health, promoting economic self-sufficiency, and creating a space for cultural well-being.
- Anywaa Community in the Twin Cities Metro: The mission of the Anywaa Community in the Twin Cities Metro is to support the integration, well-being, and independence of community members in their communities so they live enriching lives. Let’s unite together for a better life!
- Diverse Reads: The mission of Diverse reads is to eliminate the Education Gap and related injustices; celebrate our identities, experiences, and interests; advance collectively into a limitless future; foster peace & prosperity.
- Eva Sophia Project: Providing adults with disabilities an opportunity to live as independently as possible in the community with access to appropriate supportive services, offering integration and choice.
- Food for the People: Providing nutrient dense food from local farms to Black, Indigenous, communities of culture and working twin cities communities on a free basis. Paying a living wage to Black, Indigenous, communities of culture and small farmers in the Twin Cities foodshed for the food they produce. Creating opportunity and education in food production for twin cities Black, Indigenous, communities of culture and working class community. Building the local movement for food sovereignty in the twin cities foodshed.
- Foundation for Justice: The Foundation For Justice is a local nonprofit that advocates, advances and accelerates the Minneapolis and St. Paul sports community to end racial bias, promote social justice and better race relations. Through coalitions and curriculum, the foundation’s goal is to empower leaders in athletics to create a positive impact on matters of racial equity, inclusion and diversity.
- Frogtown Green: Frogtown Green works to make the Frogtown neighborhood a healthier and more beautiful place to live, work, grow and play. We focus on urban farming, community health, gardens and greening as tools for healthy neighborhood development and fun.
- Global Shapers Minneapolis Hub: The Minneapolis Global Shapers are a bridge between those who lead change and those who wish to; we are a bridge between those whose voices are powerful and those whose voices are under-represented. As Shapers and as friends, we put people first and use our collective strengths to complement each other’s efforts to create positive, sustainable systems change.
- HITP Hoops: Hard In The Paint Hoops is a program that creates a safe space for youth to develop individual skills along with team building skills. Youth will be put in situations to grow physically and mentally in efforts to come out as better basketball players but also better human beings.
- Hmong Early Childhood Coalition: Empowering Hmong families to seek opportunities to ensure Hmong children have access to quality early childhood education.
- Juvenile Sentencing Reform Minnesota: Mission statement: Working towards juvenile sentencing reform by sharing the stories of Minnesotans sentenced to prison as children.
- Kissy’s Stay Put Services: Kissy’s Stay Put Services meets women’s needs by using client-centered approaches and trauma-informed care. We strive to help women experience healthy, safe, and equitable relationships by building communities free of domestic violence, one woman at a time.
- Loring Collective: Loring Collective is organized primarily to empower queer creatives by providing a platform for networking, collaboration, communication, and assistance to said creatives in their respected fields of art as well as across different mediums.
- Market Entry Fund: The mission of Market Entry Fund is to enable equitable participation in the market place by traditionally marginalized and underrepresented entrepreneurs, who are in food production and manufacturing.
- Memorialize the Movement: Memorialize the Movement (MTM) is a living archive dedicated to collecting, preserving, and activating the plywood protest murals that were created during the Minneapolis Uprising of 2020 and beyond. By providing space for youth, artists, and our BIPOC community to heal, reflect, and learn, MTM seeks to address the issues of police brutality, community safety, and representation for Black and Brown creatives and conservationists.
- Minnesota Overdose Awareness: Raising awareness of the issues surrounding opioids, overdose, and harm reduction in Minnesota.
- MN IBPOC in Evaluation Community of Praxis: We are organizing to build, share, and wield our collective power to effect structural change rather than continuing to compete with each other for token positions conducting business as usual at white dominated firms and agencies.
- MyTurn AntiDiscrimination Advocacy: Humans are the experts of their experiences, whether in good or bad instances, all deserve to always be treated with dignity and respect.
- One Minnesota.Org: We promise to young Americans that they will grow up with the help and guidance of caring adult relationships, healthy childhoods, safe surroundings, effective education and opportunities to serve others.
- Somali American Farmers Association: Train the next generation farmers with the focus of promoting healthy and sustainable agriculture in the state.
- Steller Kindness Project: Steller Kindness Project’s platform intended to share stories of kindness, and give space and positive experiences for people in our community who are often overlooked, or undervalued.
- The Angela Day School: Honoring children and childhood through whole child development; preparing each child to be endlessly curious lifelong learners and future stewards of humanity.
- The TransParent Alliance: Providing support and education to caregivers and families of transgender and non-binary kids.
- Youth Leadership Initiative: We advance racial equity and social justice through: Developing the next generation of leaders who reflect the diversity of the community to contribute their talents to create a thriving, inclusive, just and multicultural world; Elevating the voice, power and participation of young people; Building the capacity of individuals and organizations that work with youth; and Being a catalyst for justice, change and transformation in the systems that impact youth
Thank you for your support of and excitement for these organizations. Learn more about all our fiscally sponsored organizations and our fiscal sponsorship program.