Arise Project

Join this collaboration of bold and civic-minded professionals dedicated to addressing the needs of the LGBTQ community.

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United Way Arise Project was established to bring caring professionals together to support the lives of LGBTQ homeless youth.  This nationally recognized initiative has raised nearly $1 million for local programs that help LGBTQ homeless youth feel safe and on a path to thrive.

When you join Arise Project, you’ll connect with other committed LGBTQA professionals driving community change by meeting the urgent needs of LGBTQ homeless youth. You’ll be able to direct your investment while tracking the impact you make in this community, and have the chance to participate in meaningful volunteer projects that serve local homeless youth.

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Nonprofit of the Year

We are thrilled to announce that Arise Project has won Quorum’s Nonprofit of the Year award!

Arise Project Members

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Help LGBTQ youth reach their full potential.

Through your Arise Project donation, you’re helping LGBTQ homeless youth in the greater Twin Cities region, in both urban and suburban areas.

  • An estimated 2,500 youth are without shelter on any given night in Minnesota. (Wilder Research)
  • One out of every five homeless young people identify LGBT. (National Coalition for Homelessness)
  • There are only 93 shelter beds available for youth, and only two specifically allocated for LGBTQ homeless youth.

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Call: (612) 340-7470