Our philanthropic mission is simple: Help others help themselves.
Both individually and as a firm, we are committed to sharing our time, talents and resources with great causes.
The Mission of Connections to Independence is to provide unique programming and advocacy for foster care youth, ages 15 - 24, to promote a successful and healthy transition to living independently as they reach adulthood.
Connections to Independence (C2i) is a unique organization that provides services to connect permanent placement providers, community-based organizations and counties in a formalized partnership to provide support for youth in foster care. Services are specifically designed to meet the county's goals for preparing youth for a healthy, balanced life as productive adults and citizens as they age out of the foster care system.
C2i values are based on a healthy mind, body, and soul philosophy with service outcomes focused on five core competencies: Financial Literacy, Housing, Employment, Education and Personal Wellness.
C2i services are individualized by meeting youth at their level and developing a comprehensive Independent Living Plan that encompasses the youth's dreams, goals, and aspirations for their life during and after foster care.
Urban Ventures operates a holistic system of programs and social enterprises that equip individuals and families with the resources and opportunities they need to take responsibility for our community's future.
Educating children, strengthening their families, and building a healthy community.
A city without urban poverty.
Faith, integrity, empowerment, transformation, diversity, sustainability.
We are a Women’s Business Center as designated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). We help women start and grow profitable and sustainable businesses. We train entrepreneurs, advise businesses, provide loans, and create jobs.
Whether you’re thinking about starting a business, getting ready to launch a business, or already in business, we offer comprehensive classes and workshops to help you achieve your business goals.
We help women overcome obstacles to accessing credit by offering a variety of loan terms. We provide loans up to $50,000 to qualified new and existing business owners.
We have created a collection of publications, websites, and community agencies that can help you start, enhance or grow your business.
Goodwill® strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work.
Goodwill meets the needs of all job seekers, including programs for youth, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities, criminal backgrounds and other specialized needs.
East Side Neighborhood Services has been a centerpiece of the Northeast Minneapolis community for over a century. Today, it continues to be a place where people receive support to solve immediate needs or engage strategies to achieve self-sufficiency and stability. East Side has expanded its services to reach throughout Hennepin County with multicultural and intergenerational audiences.