Donate Funds

Monetary gifts are an efficient way to support our goal to end youth homelessness. There are many easy ways to make them, including the chance to shop to donate funds. 

For more information on any options listed here, contact Development Associate Brooke Limanen:, or 763.323.2066, ext. 112.

  • $25 puts gas in the tank for a young person who uses his or her car to get to school or a job.
  • $50 buys uniforms (like scrubs) or footwear (like boots) required for some jobs available to the youth we serve.
  • $100 covers the costs of basic home supplies and food staples for a young person’s new apartment.
  • $250 offsets costs to adults who welcome youth into their homes through our HOPE Homes program.
  • $1000 pays the damage deposit for a young person’s lease.

One-time donations: Use our online donation form to make a quick gift right now.

Automatic monthly giving: Using the same online donation form, you can make a monthly gift via your credit card. Just be sure to start by clicking the button labeled “monthly donation.”

Create an online fundraiser: Launch your own personalized campaign to make a difference or celebrate a special day/occasion by raising funds for us.

Payroll deduction: Your employer may allow you to donate directly through payroll. Ask your human resources department for details.

Matching funds: Many companies have a matching gift program that doubles your generosity. Some companies also match volunteer hours with a financial donation. HOPE 4 Youth has received matching funds from major Minnesota companies like Medtronic, Target, Wells Fargo and Xcel Energy. Ask your human resources department if your company has a matching program.

United Way giving: You can write in HOPE 4 Youth as your charity of choice when giving through your company’s United Way campaign.

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs): This is a giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support HOPE 4 Youth. These funds are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals. DAFs allow you to make gifts of cash, stock and other assets. You receive an immediate tax deduction when the contribution is made. However, distributions from the fund are not immediately required. Ask your financial or tax advisor for details.

Shop to donate: If you use the AmazonSmile when you shop, you can make HOPE 4 Youth your charity of choice, and AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to us. Learn more about AmazonSmile.