At Open Your Heart we believe that all Minnesotans should be free from hunger and homelessness. We provide support to more than 200 different homeless shelters and food shelves throughout Minnesota annually. We especially look for gaps in funding of services based on geographic or demographic considerations and reach out to agencies serving those communities. We support programs in communities where many traditional funders do not reach – volunteer run domestic violence shelters, homeless programs in sparsely served remote corners of the state, inner city programs dedicated to serving the poor with compassion and dignity, and hunger programs serving clientele with special needs. We provide beds, freezers, equipment, supplies and more for emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters and food shelves. For homeless students, we provide school supplies, tutoring and anything else they need to have the same chance of succeeding in school as anyone else.
Our primary goal is to ensure that front line providers of crisis services have the tools, equipment, and infrastructure necessary to carry out their work.