Who We Support
Aquatennial Ambassador Organization
The Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) is a Minnesota nonprofit Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Their Mission is to inspire young women to achieve extraordinary futures by providing professional development opportunities through networking and mentoring. The Aquatennial Ambassadors represent the Minneapolis Aquatennial at nearly 300 community festivals and events throughout North America each year.
Find out more at www.aquatennialambassadors.com
The League of Catholic Women
The League of Catholic Women is an independent, non-profit, volunteer organization committed to Christian values. They provide creative community services for women and families, and we offer opportunities for spiritual, educational and personal growth.
The League of Catholic Women was born on November 11, 1911, and since that day, the LCW has sought solutions to problems facing women in every decade of our history. From the beginning, the League has operated as an independent non-profit, unaffiliated with any particular parish or archdiocese. As such, the LCW is funded solely by its own members and generous supporters who believe in its mission. Though rooted in the Catholic Christian tradition, the League welcomes all women who share our desire to open doors of opportunity for women and who are interested in forming friendships with a variety of women in the Twin Cities area.
Find out more at www.leagueofcatholicwomen.org
Hennepin County Medical Center
The Hennepin Health Foundation exists to guide and encourage the community to support the mission of Hennepin Healthcare System to provide the best possible care to every patient, search for new ways to improve care, educate health care providers, and ensure access to healthcare for all. Generosity from the community removes barriers to healthcare access, offers aid and comfort to HCMC's patient population, ensures a stable, competent workforce and launches community health innovations.
Find out more at www.hennepinhealthcare.org
Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency
Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency (MVNA) is the community connections care division for Hennepin Healthcare. They provide home care in the community through safety net programs. Their programs provide care from prenatal and birth, to chronic disease management, to end of life and bereavement. They focus on prevention, hospital follow-up, transitional care, supportive services, public health, and community health initiatives.
Find out more at: www.hennepinhealthcare.org/patient-care/mvna
People Serving People
People Serving People is the region's largest and most comprehensive family-focused homeless shelter.
People Serving People envisions a community in which all children have the stability and support they need to develop their full capacity to thrive.
Their mission is to help homeless and at-risk children and their families manage crisis situations and build a strong foundation for their long-term success.
Find out more at: www.peopleservingpeople.org
Police Activities League
The Minneapolis Police Activities League (PAL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based on the philosophy that when given a choice kids will choose to participate in positive character building activities instead of committing crimes. PAL strives to reduce juvenile crime and violence by using police officers and community members as coaches and mentors for inner city youth.
PAL is a very diverse organization with 90 percent of our youth being children of color including, African American, Hispanic, Hmong, Native American, Somali, and more. Many of these children come from families that live well below the poverty line.
Find out more at: www.minneapolispal.com
Each year Tubman helps nearly 25,000 people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds who are facing relationship violence, sexual assault, exploitation, homelessness, addiction, mental health challenges, or other forms of trauma. We provide safe shelter, housing, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, youth programs and community education.
To get help, call 612-825-0000. To give help, call 612-825-3333, or visit www.tubman.org to learn more.
The mission of Minneapolis College is to provide access to the transformative power of education in an ethnically, economically and linguistically dynamic downtown environment. Minneapolis College is one of the most diverse campuses in Minnesota with a student body consisting of 60 percent students of color, over 55 percent of students are women and 27 percent are the first in their families to attend college.
The Minneapolis College Foundation is committed to making college possible for low income students–transforming their lives through education and the high wage/high demand jobs this leads to. For over 40 years, they've been working to invest in the most underestimated in Minneapolis by providing scholarships and emergency assistance to these highly motivated students so they can earn credentials and achieve career success. They offer the best poverty-fighting, results-driven intervention to scholars–a college credential: the ultimate equalizer.
Find out more at minneapolis.edu/foundation
Vision Loss Resources
Vision Loss Resources provides the services, skills and community of support to assist in regaining independence after vision loss. The Minneapolis Society for the Blind was founded in 1914, partly inspired by Helen Keller's speech at The Woman's Club of Minneapolis. Vision Loss Resources was created by the 1993 merger of the Saint Paul Society for the Blind and the Minneapolis Society for the Blind.
Find out more at visionlossresources.org
Minnesota History Center
The Minnesota History Center brings history home by telling the stories of Minnesota. Visit to experience exciting exhibits, to explore your family history and state archives in our research library, or to gather with community for an intriguing history program or free concert. As the home of the Minnesota Historical Society, the History Center is a place for all Minnesotans to discover, discuss, and reflect on why history matters today.
Find out more at: www.mnhs.org/historycenter
Voice of East African Women
Voice of East African Women was founded because of an urgent need for East African and Muslim women to have a place where they can be safe, receive the services and healing that they need, as well as connect with other women to support each other. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2012 by Farhio Khalif to offer shelter, support, advocacy, prevention and education services to survivors of violence as well as to help create a community to overcome abuse and succeed in their renewed lives. They know that the development of this comfort zone is critical, as cultural and language barriers are severe and severe to dissuade East African and Muslim women from seeking services that they need in the outside world.
Find out more at: veaw.org