Charity & Grassroots in Richfield


Select Local Merchants

In 1976, Tree Trust was formed to help solve two ongoing problems: dutch elm disease was destroying the urban canopy, and local residents were experiencing the languor of employment and poverty. Tree Trust hired unemployed individuals and trained them to replant the decaying forests in the region. Today, the team builds staircases and retaining walls to prevent erosion, clears buckthorn to help native plants thrive, creates trails for recreational activities, constructs LEED-certified houses, and replaces diseased trees with thousands of new trees every year. The organization also hosts community plantings and employs youth in summer programs to instill an ethic of environmental stewardship. Since its inception, Tree Trust has provided employment training for more than 42,000 people, planted 72,000 trees and shrubs, and educated more than 100,000 students about protecting green spaces.
2231 Edgewood Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US
The organization’s Parent Education and Discharge Instructions (PEDI) project trains nurses to educate parents on follow-up-care procedures after pediatric open-heart surgery, including situational training on the recovery process and educational booklets on at-home care. By improving postoperative instruction, Children's Heartlink hopes to reduce infection rates and other complications, and prevent return hospitalizations. Children’s HeartLink has already launched the PEDI project at one Indian hospital and plans to expand to two other hospitals in India, including Innova Heart Hospital in Hyderabad, as well as to share its materials with other hospitals online.
5075 Arcadia Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US
House of Charity's food center serves free, nutritious meals to those experiencing homelessness as well as individuals who are working but unable to afford food. The organization is one of the only free public-meal programs in Minneapolis that operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year. On an average day of operation, about 300 people eat at the food center, and nearly all meals are prepared from scratch to reduce expenses while increasing nutritional value. On any weekday, women and children accompanied by a parent can eat breakfast at the food center, and all are welcome for lunch. The center also serves a public brunch on weekends. Five to 10 volunteers operate the food center and rely entirely on grants and charitable contributions for financial support.
510 S 8th St
Minneapolis,
MN
US
All Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3), all-volunteer, foster-based, no-kill dog rescue dedicated to finding life-long homes for rescued dogs.
PO Box 17343
Minneapolis,
MN
US
Music in the Schools (MIS), the Sinfonia’s inner-city education program, supports artistic learning for nearly 12,000 elementary students from 19 area schools, injecting classical music into their core curriculum. Visiting individual classes, professional musicians share their experiences with students while deftly blending mathematics, literature, history, and the sciences into the chords and rhythms of famous masterworks. As the culmination of this program, students in each school gather with the full orchestra for Sinfonia Day, an interactive concert where the children perform with the Sinfonia for their friends and families and share what they learned through the study of music.
901 N 3rd St
Minneapolis,
MN
US
Before becoming available for adoption, a recently retired greyhound undergoes a range of veterinary procedures, which may include spaying or neutering, dental care, treatment for worms and other parasites, medications, and vaccinations. After ensuring the animal is healthy, Greyhound Pets of America in Minnesota can embark on a quest to match it with a new home, while contributing to the costs of its foster care in the interim. Foster care allows the dogs to adjust to domestic life while helping foster caretakers evaluate their personalities to aid in the adoption process. The organization typically places 70–90 canines with permanent homes each year. As a nonprofit, Greyhound Pets of America in Minnesota relies on the help of donations in order to prepare greyhounds for adoption.
PO Box 18312
Minneapolis,
MN
US
Advertisement