community impact report

In the last few years, Urban Ventures' programs have doubled in size and tripled their impact. This year, supporters and partners like you helped us reach more families than ever before.

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Our Supporters

This year, 1,000+ volunteers rocked it

In all, you invested over 20,000 hours of service in our community.

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Strategic partners helped us serve 15,000 community members

Partnerships helped scale our impact by connecting schools, churches, corporations, and other nonprofits with tangible ways to share resources and expertise.

Your support empowered individuals and strengthened families to transform urban communities.

Our Work

Our programs continued to create sustainable employment, close the achievement gap, and strengthen families.

121 churches and corporations carried CityKid products

CityKid™ is Urban Ventures social enterprise platform that provides dignified, sustainable employment for neighborhood youth and families. 100% of profits directly fund our programs. You can buy it, too!


We launched a new social enterprise, CityKid Food

Citykid Food is using social enterprise to build a healthy, empowered community.

Our first cohort of 26 Act Six scholars headed off to college

Act Six is an urban leadership development program that provides high school graduates with mentoring and annual full-tuition, full-need scholarships to local universities.

Our parenting programs expanded

The Center for Fathering began offering classes in St. Paul. Siempre Padres, our Latino family program, unveiled an innovative new curriculum and programming model.

We rolled out Urban Ventures: YoungLife

We thought YoungLife was pretty cool, so we joined forces and merged teen outreach programs to reach more kids in South Minneapolis. Academics, mentoring, music, and sports.

1 in 5

87,000 Minneapolis residents live below the poverty line. Each year, one in five of these families are touched by an Urban Ventures program or an on-campus partner program.

The Numbers

In 2014, Urban Ventures raised $6,500,787

We are committed to financial transparency and post our unaudited financials, audited financials, and form 990 as they become available.

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1,015 donors stepped up and invested in our work

The average online gift was $102.

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The movement is growing

Web traffic tripled in the last year. Social media engagement increased by nearly one-third.

Thank you

for helping make this year possible

We can’t wait to see what’s next!

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