Opus Foundation® Awards 16 Impact Fund Grants


The Opus Foundation is committed to building community for a better tomorrow. In June, the Foundation awarded Impact Fund grants totalling $731,358 to 16 nonprofit organizations supporting community revitalization, early childhood education, workforce development and youth development.

Over the next two weeks, we’ll profile three impactful organizations who received grants in this round. With a focus on youth development, Denver Urban Scholars received $40,000 for their collegiate high school partnership; the University of St. Thomas’ new Dougherty Family College corporate internship program was awarded $142,308 in support of workforce development; and Clayton Century Foundation was awarded $50,000 for Clayton Family Center nature program, supporting community revitalization. 

Additionally, the Foundation is proud to support the following organizations with Impact Fund grants:

  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago 
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
  • Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa
  • St. Mary's Child Center (Indianapolis)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs (Kansas City)
  • Operation Breakthrough (Kansas City)
  • Camp Fire MN (Minneapolis)
  • CLUES (Minneapolis)
  • Urban Boatbuilders (Minneapolis)
  • Urban Homeworks (Minneapolis)
  • St. Catherine of Siena School (Phoenix)
  • Sunshine Acres (Phoenix)
  • Contractor Loan Fund (St. Louis)

Additionally, from January to June 2017, the Foundation awarded $203,000 in Opportunity Fund grants to 52 organizations. Ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, these grants are awarded monthly and are designed to provide a quick response to needs and opportunities in our communities.

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.