Grantees

The Engler Family Foundation funds organizations in the Greater Twin Cities area.  The Foundation typically provides one-time grants for program-specific or general operating support.

The Foundation supported the following organizations in 2023:

College Possible grantees

Achieve Twin Cities

Achieve Twin Cities partners with Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools to raise funds and deliver best-in-class programs to inspire and equip Minneapolis and Saint Paul young people for careers, college and life. Its programs include career and college-readiness support centers, youth employment training and local college internships. In 2023, the Foundation provided support for Achieve’s Career and College initiative.

College Possible grantees

College Possible

Since 2000, College Possible’s college access and success programs have helped empower more than 80,000 students from under-represented communities on their path to a college degree by providing near-peer coaches and an intensive curriculum designed to help students navigate and overcome the most common barriers to getting into college and completing their degree.

The Family Partnership grantees

The Family PartnerShip

The Family Partnership aims to disrupt intergenerational cycles of poverty, adversity and trauma through services in mental health, early childhood education, family home visiting, anti-sex trafficking and advocacy services. In 2023, the Foundation provided general operating support.

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Friends of Hennepin County Library

The mission of the Friends of Hennepin County Library is to build awareness, appreciation and support for Hennepin County’s world-class library. Contributions support youth development, community outreach, local library equity funding, collection expansion, public lecture series, Homework Help centers and literacy initiatives. In 2023, the Foundation provided support for FHCL’s Homework Help program.

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Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Minneapolis

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis provides essential services to people of all ages and backgrounds to sustain healthy relationships, ease suffering and offer support in times of need. It offers senior services, career services, children and family services, community engagement, and counseling and mental health support.

College Possible grantees

Juxtaposition Arts

Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) is a youth art and design education center, gallery, retail shop, and artists’ studio space in North Minneapolis. JXTA develops community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power. It also serves as a local hub for cultural and economic development. In 2023, the Foundation provided operating support to JXTA.

The Family Partnership grantees

NAMI Minnesota

NAMI Minnesota champions justice, dignity, and respect for all people affected by mental illnesses. Through education, support, and advocacy, NAMI Minnesota strives to effect positive changes in the mental health system and increase the public and professional understanding of mental illnesses. In 2023, the Foundation provided operating support to NAMI Minnesota.

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People Incorporated

People Incorporated serves people with mental illness in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul metro area. Founded in 1969, it serves over 12,000 clients annually  through its 60+ programs, including children’s programs, crisis residences, programs to help the homeless, residential programs, treatment services, case management, and in-home health services. In 2023, the Foundation provided operating support to People Incorporated.

College Possible grantees

RECLAIM

The mission of RECLAIM is to increase access to mental health care so queer and trans youth may reclaim their lives from oppression in all its forms. RECLAIM is one of Minnesota’s only resources where queer and trans youth ages 12-25 can get financially accessible, specialized mental health care. In 2023, the Foundation provided operating support to RECLAIM.

The Family Partnership grantees

Tasks Unlimited

Tasks Unlimited provides supported employment, housing and recovery services for people with mental illness so that they achieve a full life with the rights and responsibilities of adults in our society. In 2023, the Foundation provided support for Touchstone’s programs promoting healthy living, stability and self-sufficiency for adults with serious mental illness.

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Touchstone Mental Health

Touchstone Mental Health provides innovative, person-centered services that foster hope, health and wellbeing by providing services that improve mental health and housing stability, reduce homelessness, and increase self-sufficiency for the people they serve. In 2023, the Foundation provided operating support to Touchstone.  in support of Touchstone’s Housing Innovations Program.

The Family Partnership grantees

Washburn Center for Children

The mission of Washburn Center for Children is to nurture every child and family’s well-being and full potential through transformative children’s mental health care, serving more than 3,900 children and approximately 11,700 family members annually. In 2023, the Foundation provided operating support to Washburn.