Upholding its commitment to Building Community, the Opus Foundation recently awarded $627,500 in Impact Fund grants to 15 nonprofit organizations in the areas of early childhood education, youth development and workforce development. These strategic investments support innovative approaches that will strengthen the long-term impact and sustainability of the organization.
Grant recipients included Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, who was awarded a $25,000 grant to grow and enhance STEM education, and Twin Cities Rise!, who received a $75,000 grant to launch an expedited job training pilot program.
Other recipients of grants included the following nonprofit organizations:
- Better Boys Foundation (Chicago)
- Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School (Chicago)
- Bridging the Gap (Mile High United Way) (Denver)
- Urban Land Conservancy (Denver)
- Volunteers of America Colorado (Denver)
- Project Iowa (Des Moines)
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
- Operation Breakthrough (Kansas City)
- LISC Milwaukee
- Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis (Minneapolis)
- Jeremiah Program (Minneapolis)
- Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (Minneapolis)
- Project for Pride in Living (Minneapolis)
In addition, the Opus Foundation awarded $94,200 in Opportunity Fund grants to 22 organizations during the second half of the year. These grants primarily range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are designed to provide a quick response to needs and opportunities in Opus 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.