Give Out Day 2018

All Minnesota youth deserve to grow up safe. Thank you, for giving OUT over $25K to fund innovative grants that create programming and services to help LGBTQ kids on the streets.

Learn More About Arise

Our state is facing a serious emergency when it comes to LGBTQ youth homelessness. Since 2011, Arise Project has invested more than $1 million dollars to end it.

  • Arise Together event speaker, Ken Slack

    We Fight for LGBTQ Youth

    We fund new programs and invest in partnerships that are creating culturally relevant services that help LGBTQ youth grow up safe.
  • teen walking on concrete bridge

    We Fight for Equal Funding

    The Midwest is alarmingly behind when it comes to providing resources to address LGBTQ youth homelessness - $4 million per year behind.
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    We Fight for Safe Housing

    On any given night in Minnesota, there are more than 4,700 youth who experience homelessness. Of those, 40% identify as LGBTQ.

Meet our Givenators

  • Mike Augustyniak - United Way Arise Project

    Mike Augustyniak

    "If you believe that MN should be a loving and caring community for all, I hope you’ll stand UP and give OUT today to help me and United Way support youth in our community."
  • Sasha Andreev

    Sasha Andreev

    "Solving youth homelessness isn’t easy – but it starts with people like you and me to serve as a voice for the voiceless! Let’s show our MN love for those who could really use it."
  • Alexis Thompson Headshot

    Alexis Thompson

    "I'm honored to return this year once again as an Arise Project Givenator to ensure the funding for LGBTQ youth homelessness matches the need. I hope you’ll join me—let’s get to work!"

Arise Project: Give OUT Day News

Arise volunteer Jillian Hiscock braved the historic April 14 snowstorm to visit WCCO and chat with morning show anchors Mike Augustyniak and Jennifer Mayerle about Give OUT Day.

Alexis Thompson from MyTalk 107.1 is going BIG for Give OUT Day. Listen to her PSA!

Arise volunteer Joey Rayburn and United Way staffer Jeffrey Moores stopped by Jason & Alexis in the Morning on MyTalk 107.1 to discuss the serious shortfall this state is facing in LGBTQ funding.

Arise volunteer Jillian Hiscock talks with Alexis Thompson and Jason Matheson from MyTalk 107.1 about the unique way United Way Arise Project is working to end youth homelessness in the Twin Cities.