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SPIRE Donates $250K to Help Organizations

April 16, 2020
SPIRE Donates $250K to Help Organizations

SPIRE is leaning into our core action of giving back by providing $250,000 to 187 local organizations and businesses affected by COVID-19. Right now, organizations and businesses' needs are great, but their funding base is low, so that's where SPIRE is stepping in to help. 

“I’ve heard from many business people who are facing tough times, said SPIRE President/CEO Dan Stoltz, "They have been forced to suspend operations and in turn, non-profits serving our communities are suffering as giving has sharply declined at a time when it is needed most. Our core value is ‘We Care.’  We care for our employees, members, and communities. This is a time to live out that core value with our support.  We want our communities to know we are here for them.”
In April, each of SPIRE’s 20 branches, administrative departments, senior management team, Board of Directors, and supervisory committee were asked to decide which businesses and organizations should receive donations as part of the SPIRE Gives Big initiative.  Every one of SPIRE's 300 employees helped select organizations that were important to them and their local community to receive the $250,000.
“SPIRE was founded during the Great Depression,” remarked Stoltz, “Those were tough times, and we are in tough times now.  We want to support the great organizations in our communities at a time when they need it the most.”

Supported Organizations

A Breath of Hope
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Ace in the City
Alexandra House
Alliance Housing Incorporated
Alzheimer’s Association
American Cancer Society Minneapolis Hope Lodge
American Red Cross
Angel Foundation
Animal Humane Society
ACBC Food Shelf
Anoka County Food Shelf
Anoka County Humane Society
Ashes Fire Truck Rental
BBB Foundation - Better Business Bureau
Bell Museum 
Best Prep 
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Pine City
Big Lake Community Food Shelf
Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities
Brook Park Fire Department
Caring for Cats
Cars for Neighbors
Centennial Community Food Shelf
Center For Hmong Arts & Talent
CentraCare Covid-19 Foundation
Central Mille Lacs United Way
Children’s Health Care Foundation
Children’s Performing Arts
Children’s Miracle Network ATTN: Extra Life
Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf
Circus Juventas
CityView Elementary Teachers Fund
Clare Housing 
ClearWay Minnesota
Colossal Cafe
CommonBond Endowment 
Community Emergency Assistance Program
Community Aid of Elk River Food Shelf
Como Friends
Cookie Cart 
Cornerstone Advocacy Service
CR’s Sports Bar & Carbone’s Pizzeria
Cross Services
Day One Crisis Line
District 742
Eastside Elders
Eggroll Queen Cafe
El Taco Riendo
Family Pathways Pine Community Food Shelf
Family Pathways
Family Wise 
Feed My Starving Children
Fishing For Life 
Foley Elementary
Friends of Animal Adoptions dba Animal Ark
Friends of Global Market, Inc.
Gillette Children’s Hospital Foundation
Global Minnesota
Good in the ‘Hood 
Goodwill Easter Seals Minnesota
Guardian Angels Senior Services
Guild Incorporated
Guthrie Theater 
Hallie Q Brown Community Center
Hanover Area Food Shelf
Help at Your Door
Honor Flight Twin Cities
HOPE 4 Youth
Hope Academy
ICA Food Shelf
InSPIREation Foundation 
ISD 728 Lunch Program
Isle Area Food Shelf
Jacob Wetterling Foundation
Jeremiah Program
JP4 Foundation
Julie and Kirk Cousins Foundation
Keystone Community Services
Kick Cancer to the Curb Kanabec County
Kick Cancer to the Curb Mille Lacs County
Lakes and Pines Community Action Council
Listening House
Loaves and Fishes
Longville Area Food Shelf
Lymphoma Research Foundation
M Health Fairview Bethesda Hospital
Meals 4 Medics
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels Catholic Charity Senior Dining
Mercy Hospital Foundation
Merrick Community Services
Merrick, Inc
Midwest Animal Rescue and Services
Midwest Special Services
Milaca Area Pantry
Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization
Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter Foundation Fighting Blindness
Minneapolis/St.Paul Public High School Athletics (Twin Cities Dunkers Fund)
Minnesota Boychoir
Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Minnesota Children’s Museum
Minnesota DECA
Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for Coronavirus
Minnesota History Center
Minnesota Landmarks
Minnesota Teen Challenge 
Minnesota Youth Athletic Services
Minnesota Zoo Foundation
MN Coalition for the Homeless  
MN Military Family Foundation
Nimble Fingers and Silver Threads 
North Anoka County Emergency Food Shelf
North Memorial Health Foundation
Northern Star Scouting
Ogilvie Fire Department
Ogilvie School
Open Arms
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Pageant of Hope 
Pain Free Patriots 
Pearl Crisis Center
People Reaching Out to Other People (PROP)
Pet Haven  
Pine City Fire Department
Pine City School Food Shelf
Pine County Sheriff Dept - K9 Unit
Pine EMS First Responders
Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington
Princeton Fire & Police Dept
Princeton Pantry
Provision Community Restaurant
Ramsey County Sheriff Help Team 
Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund
Regions Hospital Foundation
Richardson Elementary School 
Rivers of Hope
Ronald McDonald House
Roseville Area High School
Rudy’s Redeye Grill
Ruff Start Rescue
Saint Paul Police Foundation
Science Museum of Minnesota
Second Harvest Heartland
Seven County Senior Federation One Mora Time
Sexual Violence Center 
Sharing and Caring Hands
Simpson Housing Service
Solid Ground
Soup for the Soul, Inc.
Southern Anoka Community Assistance
Special Olympics Minnesota
St. Cloud Fire Department
St. Paul Winter Carnival 
STEP - St. Louis Park Emergency Program
Stout’s Pub
The Food Group
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
The Good Acre
The Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation
The Link
The Minneapolis Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
The Sanneh Foundation
The Sheridan Story
The United Hospital Foundation
Together for Good
Toys for Joy
Tri-County Humane Society
Twin Cities 400 Tavern
Twin Cities Autism Foundation
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Twin Cities Pet Rescue 
Twin Cities Public Television
Union Gospel Mission
Upper Midwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
Vail Place
Valley Outreach
White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf
Wilder Foundation
Women’s Advocates, Inc.

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