With a focus on Building Community where associates, live, work and play, the Opus Foundation recently wrapped up an Impact Fund grant cycle, awarding more than $640,000 to 18 nonprofits supporting youth development, early childhood education, workforce development and community revitalization.
St. Louis-based Youth Learning Center received a $33,500 grant to support the organization’s afterschool program, and Phoenix’s New Pathways for Youth received a $35,100 grant to support a curriculum redesign and development. Over the next week, Joe Downs, vice president of Opus Development Company, L.L.C., and Sean Cummings, senior director of Opus Development Company, L.L.C., will share more details about the programs and initiatives these organizations are hard at work on.
Other Impact Fund recipients included the following:
- Aspire of Illinois,
- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago,
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver,
- Colorado Construction Institute,
- Denver Urban Scholars,
- Children & Families of Iowa,
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City,
- Acts Community Development Corporation (Milwaukee),
- Children’s Outing Association (Milwaukee),
- CommonBond Communities (Minneapolis),
- Cookie Cart (Minneapolis),
- Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Minneapolis),
- East Side Neighborhood Service Inc. (Minneapolis)
- Mayo Clinic Rochester,
- Summit Academy OIC (Minneapolis) and
- Diversity Leadership Alliance (Phoenix).
Additionally, the Opus Foundation awarded $191,000 in Opportunity Fund grants to nearly 50 organizations in the first half of the year. These grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are designed to provide a quick response to needs and opportunities in Opus communities.
The Opus Foundation supports projects and programs that make our communities better places to live, work and raise families through grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of early childhood education, youth development, workforce development and community revitalization. Read more about the Foundation’s work here.