Tamarisk

Amount Awarded: $21,062 ($16,062 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation)

Tamarisk’s mission is to create a caring presence and a safe haven for the thoughts, feelings, and concerns of persons, and their families, faced with the end stages of terminal illness. We attend to our companions’ non-medical needs, while simultaneously providing much-needed respite to caregivers.

Learn more about Tamarisk at: www.tamarisk.org

Tamarisk was the selected charity for June, 2018.

Ruth’s House of Hope

Amount Awarded: $22,347 ($17,347 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation)

Ruth’s House of Hope, Inc., was founded in 2003 in Faribault, Minnesota, with a mission of providing help and hope for women and children in crisis. They provide transitional housing in a safe, supportive and healing environment to help women and families on their way to a new beginning.

Learn more about Ruth’s House at: www.ruthshousemn.org

Ruth’s House of Hope was the selected charity for April, 2018.

Options for Women East

Amount Awarded: $24,196 ($17,582 member donations + $6,614 Schulze matching donation) and a $950 donation to the Breakthrough Twin Cities

The mission of Options for Women East is a life-affirming, non-profit pregnancy clinic. Our free programs available to these women include: pregnancy testing, STI testing and treatment, limited obstetrical ultrasounds, Prenatal Care, prenatal and parenting education and life coaching.

Learn more about Options for Women East at: www.ofwepartners.com

Options for Women East was the selected charity for December, 2017.

Jack’s Basket

Amount Awarded: $32,404 ($19,268 member donations + $13,136 Schulze matching donation)

Jack’s Basket is a non-profit organization that’s mission is to celebrate babies born with Down syndrome. We strive to ensure that every new and expectant parent is provided resources and avenues of support within the community. We aim to educate medical providers on how to discuss the diagnosis in an unbiased way in hopes that the birth of a child with Down syndrome is celebrated like any other.

Learn more about this organization at: www.jacksbasket.org

Jacks’s Basket was the selected charity for September, 2017.

Mobile Loaves Twin Cities

Amount Awarded: $31,521 ($18,907 member donations + $12,614 Schulze matching donation)

Providing food and clothing while respecting human dignity, Saint Joan of Arc Mobile Loaves & Fishes (ML&F) volunteers serve homeless and working poor individuals and families. Armed with fresh warm sandwiches, fruit, needed toiletries and socks, the ML&F catering truck ventures out into the community nearly every night of the week to serve our brothers and sisters in need. The truck serves meals four or five days or evenings each week. MLF is part of SJA’s Sustainable Partnerships program and operates jointly with Knox Presbyterian Church in South Minneapolis. Together, we are the Twin Cities franchise of Mobile Loaves & Fishes based in Austin, Texas, mlf.org.

Learn more about this organization at: www.saintjoanofarc.org

Mobile Loaves Twin Cities was the selected charity for June, 2017.

Breast Milk for Babies

Amount Awarded: $31,287 ($18,891 member donations + $12,396 Schulze matching donation)

Breast Milk for Babies was formed in 2012 with a goal of establishing a human donor milk bank in Minnesota to provide a safe and reliable source of breast milk for premature and newborns with other medical challenges. With no paid staff, the 6 member volunteer board of directors has spent countless hours providing education and creating community awareness on the importance of human donor milk.  Breast Milk for Babies has established 4 milk collection depots and is ready to take the next steps toward opening a Mother’s Milk Bank of Minnesota so the collected milk can be processed and distribued to babies in need here in Minnesota. Funds provided by the Power of 100 Twin Cities Women Who Care will be used to contract a director to help secure a location for the milk bank and leverage additional funds for equipping, supplying, and supporting the development of a nonprofit human donor milk bank.

Learn more about this organization at www.breastmilkforbabies.org.

Breast Milk for Babies was the selected charity for March, 2017.

Ampersand Families

Amount Awarded: $27,746 ($17,582 member donations + $10,164 Schulze matching donation)

Ampersand Families is Minnesota’s only nonprofit agency focused solely on meeting the permanency needs of older youth (age 10 years and older) and sibling groups in the child welfare system. We are a resource for youth, families and professionals seeking to promote permanent relationships between teens who have experienced trauma and committed adults who will help them heal. One of five private agencies under contract with Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide adoption services to youth under guardianship of the Commissioner or a Minnesota tribe (often referred to as “state wards”), Ampersand Families provides permanency services at no cost to counties or families planning to adopt a Minnesota youth.

Learn more about this organization at ampersandfamilies.org.

Ampersand Families was the selected charity for December, 2016.

Hope 4 Youth

Amount Awarded: $26,556 ($17,452 member donations + $9,104 Schulze matching donation)

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HOPE 4 Youth meets the basic needs of young people (ages 23 and under) experiencing homelessness and those at-risk of becoming homeless in the north metro Twin Cities including all of Anoka County and parts of Hennepin County.

On any given night, more than 4,000 homeless young people in Minnesota. We work hard to change the life trajectories of the youth who walk through our Drop-In Center door. Whether they need basic necessities – food from the food pantry, clothes from the clothing closets, a hot shower, a hot, nutritious meal or personal hygiene items – or help finding housing, securing employment, finishing their education or assistance with health referrals, we help put them on a path that allows them to leave their title of “homeless” in the past.

Learn more about this organization at www.hope4youth.org

Hope 4 Youth was the selected charity for September, 2016.

Second Stork

Amount Awarded: $25,721 ($17,107 member donations + $8,614 Schulze matching donation)

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Each year, thousands of new parents across the Twin Cities are stretched to bring their baby home from the hospital with even the most basic supplies such as diapers, cribs, clothing, receiving blankets and other essential items.

Founded in 2009, Second Stork is a Minnesota nonprofit that fulfills this real, immediate need by providing those critical items free of charge with no strings attached. Second Stork is not religious or political in its mission or operations, and works in ways to always respect the dignity of people in need.

Learn more about this organization at www.secondstork.org

Second Stork was the selected charity for June, 2016.

MAP for Nonprofits – Rape Survivors Memorial Fund

Amount Awarded: $28,241.00 ($17,747 member donations + $10,494 Schulze matching donation)

Since 1979, MAP has worked to strengthen the Minnesota nonprofit community by connecting organizations to sound governance, strategy, and finance and accounting practices.  The Memorial for Rape Survivors project calls attention to the reality of sexual violence that exists within communities, honors the strength and courage of survivors, and creates a space to break the silence. 100% of the funds raised through The Power of 100 – Twin Cities and the Schulze Family Foundation will go to the materials, construction, and preservation of this memorial which will be located within the Minneapolis Parks system.

Learn more about this organization at www.mapfornonprofits.org

MAP for Nonprofits – Rape Survivors Memorial Fund was the selected charity for March, 2016.

Alexandra House

Amount Awarded: $25,089.00 ($16,963 member donations + $8,126 Schulze matching donation)

 Alexandra House

Alexandra House was established in 1977, when a group of concerned citizens formed the Anoka County Task Force for Battered Women. Within a year the Task Force established a 24-hour crisis line, with the first emergency shelter opening in 1980.  As the needs of the community evolved, Alexandra House has expanded on its services – adding legal advocacy, theray and support services, violence prevention programs, elder abuse resources, and community education and professional training.

Learn more about this organization at alexandrahouse.org

Alexandra House is the selected charity for December, 2015.

 

North Metro Pediatrics

Amount Awarded: $25,177 ($16,859 member donations + $8,318 Schulze matching donation) and a $100 donation to Pinky Swear

North Metro Pediatrics

North Metro Pediatrics is a small dedicated clinic where patients and families are given personalized care in a compassionate and respectful manner.  The clinic has collaborative relationships with community public health and human resources, schools, daycare providers and other health care providers to assist families with access to the services they need.

Learn more about this clinic at: www.northmetropeds.org

North Metro Pediatrics is the selected charity for September, 2015.

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