Board Opportunities

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless


Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless was founded in 1986 by employees of the Minnesota Department of Jobs and Training (now known as the Department of Employment and Economic Development).

Strategic Priories

  • Plan and implement sustainable growth in funding.
  • Increased visibility to the public.
  • Clarify and enforce the grant process and guidance to maximize impact.
  • Attract and retain board members – succession, diversity, and intentional engagement.

Annual budget: $797,000- Foundations, Individual Contributions, Workplace Giving Campaigns


Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless is seeking board members with skills in the following areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic and Business Planning
  • Technology


  • Number of members currently: 16
  • Meeting time and frequency: 10 meetings annually
  • Meeting location: Minneapolis


  • Time Expectation: Up to 8 hours/month
  • Financial Contribution Required: Yes, at a level meaningful to the board member.
  • Service on Committee Required: Yes
  • Length of Term: 3 Years
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? Yes

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122 Franklin Avenue West, Suite 610 Minneapolis, MN 55404


Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless believes that every Minnesotan should be free from hunger and homelessness. We make an impact by partnering with those who serve people in need, growing donor engagement and increasing awareness.