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Arise Project

We envision a Greater Twin Cities where all LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness have the support and resources they need to reach their full potential. As a collective giving group, we partner with local nonprofit organizations that offer services to these youth.

Issues We’re Addressing

~13,300

youth are without shelter every year in the Twin Cities

2x

LGBTQ+ youth are over twice as likely as non-LGBTQ+ youth to experience homelessness

LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness experience high levels of adversity, including being physically harmed, sexually exploited, and exposed to discrimination

23%

at least, of young people experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ+ and 73% as BIPOC

The Purpose of Arise Project

Arise Project is an innovator in supporting the needs of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. We are the only organization creating one-of-a-kind grants that empower nonprofits to expand their services and programming equitably for these individuals. Our volunteer-led Leadership Committee develops fundraising initiatives and votes on the funds granted to partner nonprofits. This means that each year your support is invested for the greatest impact by those who share your care and passion for the needs of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness.

Our Progress to Date

8

nonprofit partners provided with grants

3,300+

youth connected to resources

$2 Million

in support raised

Giving Level: $500 Annually

How to Join Arise Project

Join Arise Project by making a gift today or by designating to Arise Project during the United Way campaign at your workplace.

How You Can Make an Impact

When you join Arise Project, you’ll connect with other committed LGBTQ changemakers to drive community change by meeting the urgent needs of LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.

  • Connect with other LGBTQ professionals
  • Join Arise’s committee to direct your investment for greatest impact
  • Advocate for LGBTQ issues
  • Empower others by hosting a learning session
  • Participate in meaningful volunteer projects serving local homeless youth
  • Make a lasting impact in the lives of LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness in the community

Stories about Arise Project and Partners

Bold Approaches for Addressing Youth Homelessness

LGBTQ community honors Arise Project work to reduce youth homelessness

Nonprofit of the Year

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

Events and Updates

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