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6 Nonprofits to Support on Give to the Max Day — November 16, 2023

Give to the Mad Day is an annual day of giving for Minnesota Nonprofits! Here are a few nonprofits that you can support this year to help them achieve their goals.

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What if giving was easier and more fun? That's the question that gave birth to GiveMN back in 2009. This venture was first led by Minnesota Community Foundation in collaboration with other organizations to make giving more interesting.

For the launch of GiveMN they organized Give To The Max Day which was an overnight success, with MN nonprofits generating over 14 million dollars in 24 hours. This kicked off an annual tradition which thousands of nonprofits participate in. 

This is Heyven's first year celebrating Give To The Max Day, and today we ask that you support our nonprofit members in reaching their goal:

Connect UP! Institute — St. Paul, Minnesota

ConnectUP! Institute is a social finance and enterprise development studio. They provide education, consulting and collaboration on innovative social finance as well as enterprise development for entrepreneurs from underestimated communities.

Help ConnectUP! continue to support more entrepreneurs:

https://www.givemn.org/organization/Connectup-Institute

Led by TRUTH — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Led by TRUTH is a trailblazing force, redefining the landscape of Entrepreneur Support Organizations by championing Founders of Color with innovative mentorship, invaluable resources, and much-needed representation.

Their Mentorship Program is the cornerstone of their mission, providing Founders with 12 months of free coaching support and access to grant funding. Because of this program, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs are equipped with essential knowledge and tools to navigate their businesses successfully, develop sustainable models, create comprehensive three-year financial projections, identify funding pathways, and foster impactful community partnerships.

Help Led by TRUTH bring more resources to Entrepreneurs:

https://www.givemn.org/organization/Led-By-Truth

Small Sums — St. Paul, Minnesota

Since opening their doors in 2005, Small Sums has outfitted thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness with the work gear, tools, training, and transportation they need to get to their first and next paycheck. This ripple effect extends beyond their day-to-day work to growing the Minnesota workforce and strengthening the economy. 

Your gift today removes employment barriers for workers experiencing homelessness:

https://www.givemn.org/organization/Small-Sums

Wildflyer — St. Paul & Minneapolis, Minnesota

Wildflyer is a specialty coffee company that offers young people experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities a place to call home at a time when youth homelessness in the Twin Cities is on the rise. Wildflyer focuses on compassionate service, building community and providing the skills needed for youth to spread their wings.

Along with serving delicious coffee, they provide youth aged 16-24 with a four-month employment training program to cultivate the personal and professional skills needed to find and maintain stable employment and leave homelessness for good.

Help Wildflyer double down on ending youth homelessness:

https://www.givemn.org/organization/Wildflyer-Coffee

American Craft Council — Minneapolis, Minnesota

What have you made this year? Whether you’re finding solace in creating at home or own a handmade object that brings joy to your life, you know the impact of craft. The American Craft Council’s mission is to champion artists and adapt to the changing landscape and needs of our community. Above all, we value the creative spirit in each of us.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, ACC invests in entrepreneurial opportunities for artists that allow them to live creative and sustainable lives and to continue to elevate diverse voices among craft communities around the country.

They believe in a world where everyone is inspired to live a creative life. Help craft continue to prosper with a donation:

https://www.givemn.org/organization/American-Craft-Council

The Cowles Center — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Arts in Education programming is the core of what Cowles Center provides choreographers. They have nurtured a love and exploration of dance for students of all ages for nearly 20 years. Learners witness the power of movement while attending our world class Student Matinees of their main stage performances. Our high quality, arts-integrated dance residencies, led by professional teaching artists in schools and virtually across Minnesota provide the full immersive experience. Students and classroom educators get the opportunity to hone vital skills for critical thinking, collaboration, social-emotional learning, and creative self-expression; all through the dynamic spark of dance!  

Help them continue to bring dance into people's lives through a donation:

https://www.givemn.org/organization/The-Cowles-Center

Whether you're able to give $5 or $500, any donations will further these nonprofits' missions and go a long way toward helping people in our communities!