Committed to building community for a better tomorrow, in December the Opus Foundation awarded nearly $635,000 to 14 impactful nonprofit organizations, supporting early childhood education, workforce development, youth development and community revitalization.
Over the next week, we'll profile three of the impactful organizations who received grants in this round, including:
- Upper Room received a $50,000 grant to fund improvements required to elevate the Upper Room's Child Development Center to a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited Early Education Program.
- Environmental Learning for Kids is developing underserved, urban youth into inspired and responsible leaders through science education and the natural world with a $25,000 grant.
Project for Pride in Living is using a $50,000 grant to support the organization's On-Ramp 2.0 program, which combines career-readiness training with housing stability to provide positive outcomes for low-income residents.
The Foundation is proud to support the following organizations that received Impact Fund grants in December:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
- Great River Greening (Minneapolis)
- Northside Achievement Zone (Minneapolis)
- YouthLink (Minneapolis)
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City
- Clayton Community Foundation (St. Louis)
- Child Crisis Arizona
- Christopher House (Chicago)
- JJK Foundation (St. Louis)
- Lattof YMCA (Chicago)
- St. Mary's Child Center (Indianapolis)
Additionally, from July through December, the Foundation awarded $274,500 with 59 Opportunity Fund grants. Opportunity fund 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.