With a continued focus on building community for a better tomorrow, in December the Opus Foundation awarded $457,165 to 12 nonprofit organizations supporting the areas of Community Revitalization, Early Childhood Education, Workforce Development and Youth Development.
Over the next week, we’ll profile two impactful organizations who received grants in this round. Focused on early childhood education, St. Louis’ North Side Community School’s Early Childhood Center received a $27,500 grant they’ll use to launch an innovative new research-based curriculum that will position their children to succeed. And in Phoenix, Be A Leader Foundation will scale and deepen their work in urban schools with a $50,000 grant.
We’re proud to support the following organization with Impact Fund grants:
- Be a Leader Foundation (Phoenix)
- Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
- Catholic Council for Social Concern (Des Moines)
- Clayton Early Learning (Denver)
- CommonBond Communities (Saint Paul)
- Cornerstones of Care (Kansas City)
- John H. Boner Community Center (Indianapolis)
- Metro Caring (Denver)
- North Side Community School (St. Louis)
- Spark Chicago
- Summit Academy OIC (Minneapolis)
- The Resurrection Project (Chicago)
Additionally, from July to December 2016, we awarded $127,000 in Opportunity Fund grants to 48 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 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.