Greater Minneapolis Community Connections

Mission Statement

Uniting people of faith to serve people in need.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2017, the March Campaign generated $8.1 million dollars and 4.7 million pounds of food for Minnesota’s food shelves. 100% of funds contributed to Minnesota FoodShare during the March Campaign were distributed to participating food shelves. In 2017, Kinship supported 131 mentor matches, continuing into 2018, and 70% reported increased hope or optimism for their future while 93% reported improved or maintained interest in school. Through Metro Paint-A-Thon, approximately 700 volunteers representing 30 teams from 26 organizations and businesses prepped and painted 42 exterior home projects helping 52 low income elderly and/or disabled homeowners remain in their own homes with dignity.
Current Goals Hundreds of food shelves will be better able to meet the hunger needs in their local communities and thousands of people will be actively engaged in raising awareness and support in the effort to ensure food security for all Minnesotans. An increased number of youth are hopeful, capable, self-assured people who see themselves as worthy of success, and who aspire to reach their full potential as valued, contributing members of their community. Low-income seniors veterans, and disabled adult homeowners will be able to remain in their own homes and communities with dignity as a result of being able to keep their homes adequately maintained.
Community or Constituency Served Lower income, under resourced, disabled
Geographic Area Served Primarily serving Twin Cities metro area. One program, Minnesota FoodShare, has state-wide reach.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Minnesota FoodShare:
Kinship Greater Twin Cities:
Urban Immersion Service Retreats:
Clinical Pastoral Education:
Metro Paint-A-Thon:
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 03/27/2018

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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1100 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
Phone: 6122761500

General Information

Alternative Name: GMCC, Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, Minnesota FoodShare, Kinship, Metro Paint-A-Thon
EIN: 04-1093933
Principal Staff: Curt Peterson
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 8.5
Number of Volunteers: 2,800
Number of Clients: 7,500
Ruling Year: 1942


Board Chair: Bruce Ensrud
Number of Board Members: 6
Board Meetings with Quorum: 8
Average Member Attendance: 7

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