Poverty Focused Grants

  • Programs 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 aimed at assisting client with moving 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

2019 Poverty Focused Grant recipients:

Altru Family YMCA

     Child Care: $8,400

Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC)

     Light of Hope program: $4,200
     Mary's Place: $4,500

East Grand Forks Rotary

    Food Backpack program: $6,600

Grand Forks Housing Authority

    Starting Out Right program: $9,600

Grand Forks Homes

    Homeless with Children: $9,100
    Homeless Children Manager: $9,100

Grand Forks Senior Center

     Meals on Wheels: $8,600
     Resources, Info & Assistance: $3,600

Global Friends Coalition

     Mentors & Education: $7,400

Great Plains Food Bank

     Food Distribution: $10,400

Lutheran Social Services of MN

     Senior Nutrition: $4,700

Lutheran Social Service of ND

     Healthy Families: $2,600

North Country Food Bank

     Emergency Food program: $10,000
     Produce Distribution: $6,400

Northlands Rescue Mission

     Client Services: $6,900
     Advocacy: $7,900

Prairie Harvest Mental Health

     Life Skills/Job Development: $4,800

Salvation Army

     Emergency Crisis Assistance: $10,600
     Pathway of Hope: $3,600

Spectra Health

     Transportation Assistance: $6,500

St. Joseph's Social Care

     Emergency Assistance: $12,600
     Food Pantry: $11,200

Third Street Clinic

     Prescription Assistance: $8,900
     Co-Pay Assistance: $8,300

The Village Family Service Center

     Counseling Services: $6,100

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council

     Housing Stability: $5,300

Valley Health

     Healthcare Services: $6,500
     Prescription Services: $3,500


Additional Funds Awarded:

First Link
     Resource Services: $2,000

Red Cross ND
     Emergency Assistance: $2,000


TOTAL:  $211,700