Open Arms has received an $800,000 Challenge Grant from The Kresge Foundation to be used towards our capital campaign to construct a new building and expand our program to serve more people living with chronic and progressive diseases. This represents the largest donation Open Arms has received from a foundation in our 23-year history.
“This contribution is a significant endorsement of the work that Open Arms does to ensure that no one who is living with a potentially life-threatening illness will have to go hungry in our community” said Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. “Open Arms’ capital campaign is one of the most positive projects underway in
Open Arms launched an $8.1 million capital campaign in May of 2007. The campaign will allow us to construct a 21,000 square foot facility in the Phillips neighborhood of
The Kresge gift brings the total amount of funds secured in the capital campaign to $6.9 million. The remaining $1.2 million must be raised by
Construction on Open Arms’ new facility is scheduled to begin this spring. The new building will be operational in early 2010.