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

2018 Poverty Focused Grant recipients:

Altru Family YMCA

     Child Care: $10,500

Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC)

     Light of Hope program: $12,000

East Grand Forks Food Shelf

    Healthy Nutrition: $5,500

East Grand Forks Rotary

    Food Backpack program: $5,000

Grand Forks Housing Authority

    Starting Out Right program: $7,100

Grand Forks Homes

    LaGrave on 1st: $15,000

Grand Forks Senior Center

     Meals on Wheels: $12,300
     Resources, Info & Assistance: $2,800

Global Friends Coalition

     Neighbor to Neighbor program: $10,200
     Food Distribution: $7,300

Lutheran Social Services of MN

     Senior Nutrition & Meals on Wheels: $2,600

Lutheran Social Service of ND

     Healthy Families: $7,100
     New Americans: $2,700
     Senior Companions: $1,600

North Country Food Bank

     Emergency Food program: $15,300

Northlands Rescue Mission

     Client Services: $22,400

Prairie Harvest Mental Health

     Harvest Homes: $10,000

Red River Valley Community Action

     Economic Stability: $10,500

Salvation Army

     Emergency Crisis Assistance: $13,200

St. Joseph's Social Care

     Emergency Assistance program: $15,700
     Food Pantry: $8,600

The Village Family Service Center

     Counseling Services: $10,000

Valley Health

     Healthcare and Prescription Drugs: $8,100


TOTAL:  $205,000