Minneapolis Local Giving Guide

Nonprofits in Minneapolis provide services like free meals, education, health check-ups, emergency shelter and much more. We've highlighted some of the effective nonprofits serving the Minneapolis area, so you know your donation will have an impact.

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Top Hunger Nonprofits

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Great Plains Food Bank

  Hunger - Food Bank|  54 counties in ND and MN

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Second Harvest Heartland

  Hunger - Food Bank|  59 counties in MN and WI

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
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St. Louis Park Emergency Program

  Hunger - Food Pantry|  Hennepin County, MN

Impact: $1 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Second Harvest North Central Food Bank

  Hunger - Food Bank|  7 counties in MN

Impact: $1 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People

  Hunger - Food Pantry|  Hennepin County, MN

Impact: $0.70 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Top Homelessness Nonprofits

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New Pathways

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  2 counties and cities in MN

Impact: $20 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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Cornerstone Advocacy Service

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  2 counties and cities in MN

Impact: $30 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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Dakota Woodlands

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Dakota County, MN

Impact: $50 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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People Serving People

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Minneapolis, MN

Impact: $30 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Top Education Nonprofits

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Wallin Education Partners

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Minneapolis, MN

Impact: $21,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $43,000.
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Eagan Foundation Incorporated

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Eagan, MN

Impact: $2,200 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $5,100.
Governance: Passes checks

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Sfm Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Bloomington, MN

Impact: $24,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $28,000.
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Scholarship Fund Of The Minneapolis Branch Aauw

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Minneapolis, MN

Impact: $5,400 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $11,000.
Governance: Passes checks

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Scholarship America Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Minneapolis, MN

Impact: $3,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $6,300.
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Top Health Nonprofits

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Angel Foundation

  Health - Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients|  MN

Impact: $740 provides $530 in financial assistance to a patient in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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