The Housing First Minnesota Foundation is the charitable arm of Housing First Minnesota. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to work in partnership with others to provide safe, quality, affordable housing for those in need. The Foundation brings together the experience and talents of Housing First Minnesota members and other charitable groups in the region to meet that mission.
Your $5.00 fee to tour the Dream Homes and Dream Remodeled Homes during the Parade of Homes and Remodelers Showcase is a major funding source for the Foundation. During each Parade of Homes and Remodelers Showcase, the Foundation selects several exceptional homes as their Dream Homes, and asks visitors to pay a $5 donation at the door. Additionally, a portion of every ticket to the Artisan Home Tour is presented to the Foundation. Each year, about $100,000 from tour visitors is raised and helps the Foundation continue serving our community. Other funding comes from Housing First Minnesota builder partners, member donations, cash donations, and grants. The Housing First Foundation is building futures through housing.