Poverty Focused Grants

  • Programs primarily aimed at assisting individuals and families who are IN poverty as defined by the U.S. Federal Guidelines (individuals earning $12,000/year or less or a family of four earning $24,000/year or less), or at 200% of poverty (individuals earning $24,000/year or less or family of four earning $48,000/year or less)
  • Programs that are primarily aimed at assisting clients to move OUT of poverty and becoming financially stable.

A Grant Review Committee assessed these grant requests and had the opportunity to contact agencies to discuss the applications in person. Agencies were then notified to set up a date and time to meet with the committee

2017 Poverty Focused Grant recipients:

Altru Family YMCA

     Child Care: $15,000

American Red Cross

     Disaster Cycle Services: $3,000

Catholic Charities of North Dakota

     Guardianship program: $4,900

Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC)

     Mary's Place Shelter: $7,000
     Light of Hope program - Stability Services: $9,000

Development Homes

     Crisis Housing Center: $5,100

East Grand Forks Food Shelf

    Emergency Food program: $6,000

First Link

    Information and Crisis Line: $2,200

Grand Forks Foundation for Education

     RTB Program: $3,400

Grand Forks Housing Authority

    Starting Out Right program: $10,000

Grand Forks Senior Center

     Meals on Wheels: $15,000
     Resources, Info & Assistance: $7,600

Lutheran Social Services of MN

     Senior Nutrition & Meals on Wheels: $2,400

Lutheran Social Service of ND

     Senior Companion: $4,400
     New American Services: $5,200
     Healthy Families: $8,200
     DIVERT: $8,900

Mental Health America

     Mountainbrooke: $9,800

North Country Food Bank

     Emergency Food program: $22,000

Northlands Rescue Mission

     Rebuild: $19,400

Prairie Harvest Mental Health

     Harvest Homes: $7,100
     Life Skills/Job Development: $6,300

Red River Valley Community Action

     Economic Stability: $10,500

Salvation Army

     Emergency Crisis Assistance: $15,100

St. Joseph's Social Care

     Emergency Assistance program: $36,300
     Transporation Assistance program: $3,400

Stable Days Youth Ranch

     Forks Well Fed program: $5,000

Valley Community Health Center

     Transportation Assistance program (TAP): $1,500

Valley Health

     Direct Financial Assistance for Cancer Screenings: $12,000

Village Family Service Center

     Counseling Services: $8,500


TOTAL:  $274,200


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