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
youth are without shelter every year in the Twin Cities
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
at least, of young people experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ+ and 73% as BIPOC
Sources: Wilder.org and Chapinhall.org.
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 Steering 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
nonprofit partners provided with grants
youth connected to resources
in support raised
Support Arise Project
Gifts of any amount to Arise Project are appreciated and will help us support LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. Make a gift today or designate a gift to Arise Project during your workplace campaign.
Make an Impact by Becoming a Member
When you join Arise Project, with a qualifying gift, you’ll connect with other committed LGBTQ+ changemakers to drive community change by meeting the urgent needs of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. You’ll have the opportunity to influence your investment and track the impact you make, network with others who share your passion and concern, and develop personal and professional leadership skills.
Gifts made at the following levels qualify as a member of Arise Project with the following benefits.
|Opportunity to serve on the Steering Committee||X|
|Opportunity to chair a committee||X|
|Vote on funding decisions for community partners||X|
|Two complimentary tickets to Arise + Shine||X|
|Option to volunteer on a sub-committee||X||X|
|Participate in meaningful volunteer projects serving local homeless youth||X||X|
|Discounted tickets to selected events||X||X|