October 5, 2018
FamilyWise received a grant award of $40,000 from The Hugh J. Andersen Foundation for FamilyWise’s 2020 Capital Campaign.
As FamilyWise has increased the number of families we serve and deepened our programs in recent years, we have kept pace by adding staff and strengthening organizational infrastructure. But the structure of our building is showing its age. To address much-needed facilities enhancements and elevate our community presence and leadership for the families we serve, FamilyWise has launched FamilyWise 2020, a capital campaign to upgrade our roof, playground, parking lot, program learning spaces, technology tools and environmental footprint.
This grant allows us to complete these facility projects that will help us create a safe space for our clients, align with other revitalization efforts in the Prospect Park neighborhood, be strong stewards of the environment and create opportunities to deepen early childhood and parenting education as we pursue our mission.
The Hugh J. Andersen Foundation is a long time supporter of FamilyWise and this partnership has had a direct impact on the communities of the Twin Cities metro area.
About the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
The Hugh J. Andersen Foundation was incorporated on March 2, 1962 and honored the Andersen Family values of giving back to the community, being responsible citizens, and caring for their neighbors. The current board members continue to uphold this commitment, strive to build upon this spirit of philanthropy, and remain strongly supportive of the St. Croix Valley area. The Foundation’s mission to give back to its community through focused efforts that foster inclusivity, promote equality, and lead to increased human independence, self-sufficiency and dignity. To fulfill this mission, the Foundation acts as a grantmaker, innovator, and convener. Read More
Since 1976, FamilyWise has been keeping children safe and helping families gain the stability needed to lead healthy and productive lives. FamilyWise provides parent education, comprehensive support services, and supervised visitation and safe exchange services to at-risk children and families experiencing trauma. In 2017, nearly 1,200 children under the age of six were kept safe while parents learned to help them achieve age-appropriate developmental milestones. 91% of program participants are considered low income. Read More