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Open Arms of Minnesota

Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit that prepares and delivers healthy, nutritious food to people living with serious illnesses like HIV/AIDS, MS, ALS and cancer. Our staff and 1,900 active volunteers create meals specifically designed for our clients’ nutrition needs in our state-of-the-art kitchen. We use fresh and, whenever possible, organic ingredients, including produce from our organic garden. Volunteers deliver the meals throughout the Twin Cities metro area to approximately 800 clients, caregivers and dependents, providing nourishment and hope for families dealing with life-threatening illness. There are no fees for any of Open Arms’ services.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 10/15/2012
2500 Bloomington Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: (612)872-1152
Fax: (612)872-0866
EIN 41-1681317
Principal Staff Tim Reardon, Executive Director
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 15
Board meetings with quorum 6
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 11.83
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
• In 2011 we prepared and delivered 365,521 meals to clients with chronic and progressive illnesses within a 21.5 mile radius of the Twin Cities, an increase of 17% over the number of meals served in 2009. • We served 1,356 men and women with life-threatening illnesses including their dependent children and caregivers. • In November of 2010, online reviews ranked us as a Top-Rated Food & Shelter Nonprofit by • We responded to an increase in the number of Latino clients by creating a new menu that appeals to these clients. This menu provides meals inspired by the cuisines of Mexico, Central and South America. • We launched “Open Farms,” an innovative new project where we will grow our own organic vegetables on two acres of land to use in our clients’ meals.
Current Goals
1) Open Arms will cook and deliver 450,000 meals in 2012, an 11% increase over the number of meals served in 2011 and a 23% increase over the number served in 2010 2) Open Arms will cook and deliver meals for 2,000 clients in 2012, a 14% increase over the 1,750 clients served in 2011. 3) The Open Farms project will produce 25,000 pounds of produce as ingredients for our meals in 2012.
Community or Constituency Served
People living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis or ALS
Geographic Area Served
Twin Cities metro area
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $2,016,004 81.8%
Management: $177,840 7.2%
Fundraising: $270,832 11%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $7,050,000 $7,695,541 $6,897,706
Beginning of Year $7,695,541 $6,891,706 $2,060,902
Difference ($645,541) $803,835 $4,836,804
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $7,050,000
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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