At a time when individuals and households throughout Minnesota are experiencing hardships in numbers never seen before, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless (OYH) Foundation is working hard to ensure their funding reaches those in need in every corner of the state.
In their most recent spring funding cycle, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless has granted Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver, and Dakota Counties (CAP) with $3,500 to provide transportation assistance and for clients experiencing homelessness.
Funding from Open Your Heart will provide CAP with Uber gift cards for Motel Voucher clients experiencing homelessness and barriers to transportation. The gift cards will support CAP in providing transportation assistance Motel Voucher clients so they can check into their hotel and begin stabilizing programming immediately after CAP has made a hotel reservation on their behalf.
Since 1986, the Open Your Heart Foundation has ensured that emergency shelters, food shelves and domestic violence shelters throughout Minnesota have the tools, equipment and infrastructure necessary to best serve those in need.
Open Your Heart awards funds every three months and provides emergency support within days during a crisis. They support programs in communities where many traditional funders do not reach – food shelves, domestic violence shelters, and homeless programs in small communities and sparsely served remote corners of the state. Through this direct support, Open Your Heart helps these organizations provide safe and dignified environments for people across Minnesota.
For more information about Open Your Heart, grantees or the grant application process visit www.oyh.org.