Upholding its commitment to Building Community, the Opus Foundation recently awarded $751,365 in Impact Fund grants to 18 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 the Salvation Army – Northern Division, who received a $40,000 grant to build an outdoor play and learning center at a St. Paul, Minn. site and the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver, who received a $34,500 to outfit a STEM Center in a new freestanding Boys & Girls Club facility.
Other recipients of grants included the following nonprofit organizations:
- Big Shoulders Fund (Chicago)
- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
- YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
- Catholic Charities and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Denver, Inc.
- Denver Urban Scholars
- The John H. Boner Community Center, Inc (Indianapolis)
- Catholic Charities of Kansas City
- Schools That Can Milwaukee
- St. Marcus Lutheran School (Milwaukee)
- CommonBond Communities (Minneapolis)
- Cookie Cart (Minneapolis)
- Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Minneapolis)
- St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development (Minneapolis)
- Summit Academy OIC (Minneapolis)
- TreeHouse (Minneapolis)
- YouthLink (Minneapolis)
In addition, the Opus Foundation awarded $200,206 in Opportunity Fund grants to 43 organizations during the first half of 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.