The Opus Foundation® is committed to building community for a better tomorrow. In June, the Foundation awarded nearly $1.4 million to 15 impactful nonprofit organizations, supporting youth development, early childhood education, workforce development and community revitalization.
Over the next week, we'll profile three of the impactful organizations who received grants in this round. Johnson County Community Foundation, who in partnership with Aspire Johnson County received a grant for community revitalization for the masterplanning of their Johnson County Trails. Supporting youth development, Operation Breakthrough of Kansas City received a grant to accelerate opportunity and achievement through STEAM, and Denver Urban Scholars received a grant to support a program model and real talk curriculum.
The Foundation continued its support of the Future Builders initiative with a $340,000 grant to Construction Careers Foundation, bringing the total awarded to $489,120. Future Builders is a strategic initiative to introduce and prepare youth for careers in the construction industry. The Foundation awarded a $450,000 multi-year grant to Twin Cities R!se for an Emotional Intelligence Pilot Program for Youth, bringing the total support for TCR to $890,661.
The Foundation is proud to support the following organizations that received Impact Fund grants in June:
- Aspire Johnson County (Johnson County Community Foundation) (Indianapolis)
- Camp Fire Minnesota
- Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio, Inc. (Minneapolis)
- Denver Urban Scholars
- Girls on the Run Chicago
- iMentor (Chicago)
- Jumpstart (Kansas City)
- Northside Community School (Progress in Education) (St. Louis)
- Operation Breakthrough, Inc. (Kansas City)
- Plymouth Christian Youth Center (Minneapolis)
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Phoenix)
- St. Louis County Library Foundation
- Urban Boatbuilders, Inc. (Minneapolis)
The Opus Foundation is building community for a better tomorrow by supporting 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, community revitalization and pressing/emerging needs. Read more about the Foundation's work.