Housing, Shelter

Open Your Hearts to the Hungry and Homeless

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • http://www.oyh.org

Mission Statement

To provide support to hungry and homeless people in Minnesota through financial grants to nonprofit agencies or organizations for direct support services, capital improvements, educational resources for children, and/or systemic efforts to end hunger and homelessness in Minnesota.

Main Programs

  1. General Grants
  2. Education Fund
  3. Event Outreach Grants
  4. Summer Challenge Grants

ruling year

1986

chief executive

Mr. Ed Murphy

Self-reported by organization

Keywords

hunger, homelessness, poverty, basic needs, human services, food, shelter, housing, education, grant making

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EIN

36-3488089

Also Known As

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (L12)

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Open Your Heart is uniquely positioned to serve nonprofit agencies or organizations by offering a quick response to requests that are not traditionally funded by other sources. Open Your Heart is solely focused on the needs in Minnesota and committed to helping Minnesotans who are hungry and homeless.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

General Grants

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless provides grant funding for food and shelter providers for items such as mattresses, freezers and roof repairs that enable them to serve more people in need. Open Your Heart processes general grant requests monthly in order to respond quickly to these needs, which are not typically funded by other organizations.
Through the General Grants program Open Your Heart also provides vital financial support to Minnesota’s food banks, food shelves and on-site feeding programs, which obtained more than 800,000 pounds of fresh produce, dairy and meat last year with funds from Open Your Heart. This funding is especially important to food shelves in the summer when food supplies are low and the needs are greater because children are home from school.

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Budget

$644,800.00

Population Served

Homeless

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

General Public/Unspecified

Program 2

Education Fund

Open Your Heart meets the often overlooked needs of homeless school children through its Education Fund. This special grant funding is awarded each school year to homeless shelters and housing programs working with children and youth in grades K-12. The funding helps provide items such as backpacks, school supplies, gym uniforms and activity fees, giving students who are homeless the tools they need to stay engaged and succeed in school.

Category

Education

Budget

$127,000.00

Population Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Homeless

Program 3

Event Outreach Grants

Not available

Category

Animal Control

Budget

Population Served

None

None

None

Program 4

Summer Challenge Grants

Not available

Category

Animal Control

Budget

Population Served

None

None

None

Social Media

@oyheart

@oyhmn

@807275

Funding Needs

Open Your Heart relies on funding from diverse sources to continue meeting the growing needs of the people and the agencies we support.  As the demand for services increases, our goal is to increase our community impact by 10% in 2010.  Please consider helping us achieve this goal and reach more people in need.

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OPEN YOUR HEART TO THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Open Your Hearts to the Hungry and Homeless

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Ed Murphy

BIO

Ed Murphy has worked for homeless and hungry people since 1988. He began his career by serving as Program and Development Director at The Emergency FoodShelf Network. From 1991-2000 Ed served as Executive Director of St. Stephens Human Services. During his tenure, St. Stephens grew from a four employee, 30 bed shelter serving homeless men into an innovative and comprehensive multi service agency serving homeless men, women, and children. In 2000 he left St. Stephens to serve as Executive Director of The Bridge for Youth. During his seven years, The Bridge significantly expanded its services to homeless and runaway youth, culminating in the development of the new Bridge Center for Youth. Prior to joining Open Your Hearts, Ed founded Hearts and Hands – a non-profit agency providing services and support to families of children facing life threatening conditions, where he has now moved into a board role.

A native of Minnesota, Ed is a dedicated Twins fan, lover of the North Shore, and enthusiastic traveler. Blessed in this life, he is committed to providing hope and support for those Minnesotans who, for whatever reason, are homeless and hungry. He is the father of one child, Benjamin, who is forever seven years old. He and his wife Nan live near downtown Minneapolis.

- See more at: http://www.oyh.org/about-us/staff#sthash.RTvvefH0.dpuf

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dan DuHamel

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