Recent Grants

The Thorpe Foundation fosters the vital aging of seniors through support of services which help them to live independently. The Foundation will give special consideration to services which address the needs of economically disadvantaged seniors, immigrant seniors and the frail elderly.

Alive & Kickin’ ($7,500)

General operating support

CAPI USA ($5,000)

Hmong Seniors Program

Centro Tyrone Guzman ($7,500)

Centro’s Wise Elders Program

Community Emergency Service, Inc. ($10,000)

Nutrition Support Program for Homebound Seniors

COMPAS ($7,500)

Artful Aging

Hearts & Hammers Twin Cities ($5,000)

General operating support

Kairos Alive! ($9,000)

General Operating Support

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly ($7,500)

General operating support

Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors ($7,500)

General operating support

Nokomis Healthy Seniors ($7,000)

General operating support

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities ($7,500)

Accessibility Services for Low-Income Older Adult Homeowners

Sabathani Community Center, Inc. ($7,500)

Senior Independent Living Program

Senior Community Services ($10,000)

Reimagine Aging Program

Southeast Seniors ($8,500)

General operating support

Store To Door ($10,000)

General operating support

Western Communities Action Network ($5,000)

Nutrition Support for At-Risk Seniors

Total SENIORS: $122,000

The Thorpe Foundation seeks to create opportunities for youth ages 8-18 to achieve more productive lives. Special consideration will be given to those organizations that serve economically disadvantaged youth.

Breakthrough Twin Cities ($8,000)

General operating support

Center School, Inc. ($10,000)

General operating support

Children’s Law Center of Minnesota ($10,000)

General operating support

Conflict Resolution Center ($8,000)

Youth Conflict Resolution Programs in Minneapolis

Cookie Cart ($10,000)

General operating support

Dream of Wild Health ($7,500)

Native American Youth Education and Leadership Program

Highpoint Center for Printmaking ($8,000)

Education & Community Programs

Hospitality House Youth Development ($10,000)

Teen Leadership Program 2016

Illusion Theater and School, Inc. ($8,000)

Theater Access for Youth

La Oportunidad ($7,000)

Youth Leadership & Young Professionals Career Path Programs

Minnesota Chorale ($6,000)

Minneapolis Youth Chorus

MoveFwd ($10,000)

General operating support

Project SUCCESS ($5,000)

In-School Services

Somali American Parent Association ($7,500)

Youth Programming

The Loppet Foundation ($7,500)

Junior Loppet Program

Young Life Capernaum Greater Minneapolis ($5,000)

Camp Scholarships

YouthCARE ($10,000)

General operating support

Total YOUTH: $137,500

Southeast Seniors ($5,000)

Uniting Generations in Southeast

WellShare International ($5,000)

Somali Intergenerational Programming and Documenting Lessons Learned


Total SPECIAL AWARDS: $10,000

GRAND TOTAL: $279,500