Mission Statement

Rise unlocks potential and opens doors to success for people with disabilities or other challenges through creative solutions and customized support.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2018, Rise served 3,384 people. All Rise programs are person-centered and focused on supporting the people we serve to live their best lives. Rise served 1,452 individuals in Day Training and Habilitation, 1,081 individuals in Vocational and Supported Employment programs, 113 individuals in community integrated Adult-Day programs, 172 individuals in Housing and Independent Living and 566 individuals in Welfare to Work services. In 2018, supported 689 persons to enter competitive employment. Rise receives high satisfaction responses from the people we serve, stakeholders and business partners, averaging 98% satisfaction.
Current Goals Rise has recently completed an updated Strategic Plan for 2019/2020. We establish metrics and strategies in five key areas: Quality: We will deliver superior results to the people we serve and stakeholders; People: We will attract and retain exceptional people who embody our mission; Finance: We will assure financial sustainability; Reputation: We will be recognized as an industry leader; and Innovation: We will continuously transform services to surpass evolving needs and expectations of the marketplace. We can provide a copy of our metrics and strategies upon request.
Community or Constituency Served People who have disabilities, people with mental illness, people with economic disadvantages (Henn. Co. MFIP)
Geographic Area Served Rise serves the Twin Cities Metropolitan area and Central Minnesota, operating from 30 locations in Minnesota. We have a statewide program for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind, or hard of hearing.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 06/17/2019

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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8406 Sunset Road
Spring Lake Park , MN 55432
Phone: 763-786-8334
Website: rise.org

General Information

Alternative Name: Rise, Incorporated, Acquired ESR, Inc. on 1/1/19. Between 7/1/18 and 12/31/18, Rise handled donations on behalf of ESR as one responsibility under a management agreement between the companies as we prepared for full merger on 1/1/19.
EIN: 41-0972476
Principal Staff: Lynn Noren
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 490
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 3384
Ruling Year: 1972


Board Chair: Tom Kettleson
Number of Board Members: 15
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: 11.2

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