Housing, Shelter

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless

Give where the need is greatest.

aka Open Your Hearts to the Hungry and Homeless

Minneapolis, MN

Mission

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless believes that every Minnesotan should be free from hunger and homelessness. We make an impact by partnering with those who serve people in need, growing donor engagement and increasing awareness in Minnesota.

Ruling Year

1986

Executive Director

Mr. Jessica Mathias

Main Address

122 W Franklin Ave Ste 610

Minneapolis, MN 55404-2426 USA

Keywords

hunger, homelessness, poverty, basic needs, human services, food, shelter, housing, education, grant making

EIN

36-3488089

 Number

1311774442

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (L12)

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

15,000 people are homeless and 9,000 visit a food shelf on any given day in Minnesota. We believe that no Minnesota should be hungry or homeless.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Hunger and Homeless Grants

Education Grants

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Open Your Heart believes that every Minnesotan should be free from hunger and homelessness. We provide emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters, and food shelfs in Minnesota with the tangible things they need to serve more people in crisis and serve them better.

Our small staff and dedicated volunteer board of directors accepts grant requests from any shelter or food shelf in Minnesota and vets each agency for impact before carefully awarding funds.

Open Your Heart has been directing funds to where they are needed most for hungry and homeless people in Minnesota for over 30 years. We are lucky to have a very dedicated and experienced staff, an amazing board of directors, and very generous donors.

We believe that any time someone has a safe bed to sleep in or nutritious food to eat because of our work, we have achieved success.

We have helped, and will continue to help, hundreds of emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters and food shelves serve more people and serve them better. We also create special programs as needs arise. For example, when hearing that over 40% of homeless people in Greater Minnesota were unsheltered, we created a special program that added over 200 beds to shelters across the state.

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Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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