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Why We Give

Why We Give


KSTP is excited to re-introduce our #whywegive initiative. KSTP supports a variety of charities throughout the year by running Public Service Announcements and airing the amazing stories demonstrating the impact that these organizations have in our community. Our anchors, Minnesota Live, and Twin Cities Live hosts participate in speaking engagements, acting as emcees and hosting fundraising events.

Throughout November, KSTP is highlighting a few of the many charities and organizations twe work with throughout the year and are sharing their stories. The following is a list of the charities and organizations that we are recognizing in 2021. We encourage you to tune in to learn more about these organizations and how you can support their work and mission by giving your time, talents or dollars.

Please share this special initiative using the hashtag #whywegiveKSTP.

Are you looking for a charity to support? Click here.

When it comes to health care, Children’s Hospital Association believes kids are different and need health care designed for their unique needs—involving families from start to finish—that is delivered by specially trained clinicians in environments designed just for kids.

M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. They provide a broad range of pediatric programs from surgery, imaging and neonatal and pediatric intensive care to cardiac and oncology (cancer care) services and blood and marrow and organ transplantation. Through teamwork and collaboration, they respectfully address the physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of pediatric patients and their families.

Loaves & Fishes is a nonprofit organization serving free, healthy meals to Minnesotans in areas where the need is greatest. They are the largest open to the public free meal program in the state. 

Bridging empowers people to thrive in their homes by providing quality furniture and household goods for those pursuing housing stability.

The mission of Wiggle Your Toes is to empower those who have lost a limb to move forward, take action and get back to the life they want.

SmashSMARD stands for Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress. There is little known about this ultra-rare and often fatal disease so SMARD seeks to build a community to promote awareness and research to make a cure a reality.

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy.

For 25 years, Urban Ventures has worked to break the cycle of poverty in south Minneapolis by educating kids, strengthening their families, and building a healthy community.

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.

For nearly 50 years, myHealth’s Clinic-Based Programs have offered comprehensive, preventative and youth-focused medical services. myHealth is the only provider of subsidized, confidential adolescent-focused integrative health care in an area larger than 1,200 square miles. Their primary services include reproductive health care and education, general medical care, asthma care, vaccinations, and sports physicals, in addition to providing services to meet other adolescent needs.

Great River Greening inspires, engages and leads local communities in conserving and caring for the land and water that enrich our lives. Great River Greening's restoration projects are aimed at improving the region's natural resources by strengthening ecological systems and promoting stewardship and management of critical lands and waters. Green River Greeing chooses projects based upon conservation need, ecosystem services provided, and community benefits.

Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) is an intestinal disease that primarily affects premature and medically fragile infants. NEC causes an inflammatory process that can lead to intestinal tissue damage. The NEC Society is a non-profit that is dedicated to building a world without necrotizing enterocolitis by bringing together families, healthcare providers, and scientists to accelerate NEC research, advocacy, and education.

The mission of Face to Face is to empower youth to overcome barriers and strive toward healthy and self-sufficient lives. Since 1972, Face to Face has been serving young people experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless in Ramsey County. Today, we provide comprehensive medical care, mental healthcare, housing support, case management, employment training and support, and other social services to low-income and insecurely housed youth ages 11 to 24.

Cookie Cart is the Twin Cities' leader in youth social enterprise. Our bakeries are classrooms, where hundreds of teens learn and build real-world skills that prepare them for successful futures. They combine paid work experience with workshops to promote career and leadership development for youth. And they do all this while operating two commercial bakeries that make incredible cookies made with real, quality ingredients!

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.

Prairie Care Fund is a nonprofit grant making foundation with a mission to improve the health and well-being of our communities. Founded in 2016 by compassionate clinicians, community advocates and legislators, the Fund is designed to promote the awareness of mental health services, advocating for those in need, educating professionals and creating opportunities for our communities to advance the delivery of health services.

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