Committed to building community for a better tomorrow, in December, the Opus Foundation awarded nearly $760,000 to fifteen 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:
- Merrick Community Services in Minneapolis received a grant to support a multi-organization employment services program.
- New Pathways for Youth in Phoenix was awarded a grant that will allow them to expand capacity and geographic coverage of their impactful mentorship program.
- JJK Foundation from St. Louis received a grant for youth development that will help them create a STEM educational program in partnership with St. Louis University.
The Foundation is proud to support the following organizations that received Impact Fund grants in December:
- Child Crisis Arizona
- Christopher House (Chicago)
- Cookie Cart (Minneapolis)
- Des Moines Heritage Trust
- East Side Neighborhood Service Inc. (Minneapolis)
- Freedom for Youth Ministries (Des Moines)
- Girls Inc. (Denver)
- Invest in Kids (Denver)
- JJK Foundation (St. Louis)
- Lattof YMCA (Chicago)
- Merrick Community Services (Minneapolis)
- New Pathways for Youth (Phoenix)
- St. Mary's Child Center (Indianapolis)
- Summit Academy OIC (Minneapolis)
- Swope Corridor Renaissance Upper Room Inc. (Kansas City)
Additionally, from July through December, the Foundation awarded $150,500 with 34 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.