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Your gift to Rise in an investment in people – men and women who are working hard to participate fully in community life and make their own personal and professional contribution to society.

Thousands of people have been empowered by Rise’s employment, housing and personal growth services over the years; meet some of them who are featured in our 45 Stories for 45 Years series. By making a gift today, you can support people in unlocking their possibilities.

Rise is a fiscally responsible organization. At least 90 percent of your tax-deductible donation will go directly to programs and transportation services which assist people who have disabilities and other barriers to housing and employment. A quick an easy way to give is to here donate online,

We Welcome Gifts in a Variety of Ways:

Donate Online

Use our secure online donation form.


Donate by Mail

Print the online donation form and fax to Rise at 763-786-0008. To receive a donation envelope, call 763-786-8334 or e-mail Ian Plitnick.

Honorary Gifts

You may make your donation in honor of a special occasion, in memory of a friend or family member, to thank an extraordinary person, or simply to show your support for Rise and the work we do.

When Rise receives your donation, an acknowledgement card with your message will be sent to the person(s) you designate. (The amount donated is never indicated.) You will also receive an acknowledgment of your donation for your records. To make an honorary gift, call us at 763-786-8334 or use our secure online donation form.

Planned Giving

You can make a tax-deductible planned gift to Rise through a bequest, will, trust, life insurance policy, retirement account, or stocks and assets. For more information on planned giving, call Noel McCormick, Director of Advancement, at 763-783-2832.

Workplace Giving

You can designate Rise to be a recipient of your gift made through payroll deduction or as an outright donation through United Way and other workplace giving programs. Please let us know of your designation so we can coordinate receiving your gift. Learn more by calling 763-783-2832 or e-mail Noel McCormick.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many companies match employee donations made to nonprofit organizations like Rise. Before you make your gift, check with your employer to see if they will match your contribution.

Be assured that Rise does not and will never exchange or sell names and addresses of our donors with any other organizations or companies.

Are you an shopper?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Rise every time you shop at no cost to you!

When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to Rise.  

This link will take you directly to the page to link your account to Rise.

Attend Special Fundraising Events

Special thanks to everyone who attended Rise's 2nd annual Tapping Into Possibilities which was held July 18 at the Bauhaus Brew Lab in Northeast Minneapolis. This "friend-raiser" was a really fun evening with fabulous food, fun music, great donated raffle prizes, specialty beers -- and lots of wonderful supporters of Rise.
You can view photos of the event on Rise's Facebook page.
We extend our very special thanks to these generous corporate sponsors: Klein Bank, Kuehn Roof Systems, Inc., Metro Sales Inc., Source One Graphics, and Spring Lake Park Lumber.
Our guests feasted on delicious dishes donated by: Big Marina Deli, Bob's Produce Ranch, Crescent Moon Bakery, D'Amico Catering, Emily's Lebanese Deli, Marion's Deli, Nelson Cheese & Deli, Sentryz Supermarket, and Zakia Deli.
Back again was the group Battlelegs with their festive music! We appreciate their generous donation of time and talent! And special thanks to the many volunteers who helped make it such a great evening! 

The deluxe Not-So-Tiny Playhouse sold in an online auction!

The gavel fell on Rise's first-ever online auction with a final bid of $980 for the Not-So-Tiny Playhouse!

Some lucky children will soon be enjoying this specially designed playhouse, swing and patio set which was generously donated by Hoffman Weber Construction of Minneapolis. It was a part of their exhibit of playhouses at the Minnesota State Fair; it even won an award for Best New Product this year! 

To learn more about Hoffman Weber and the Not-So-Tiny Playhouse, click here. Our sincere thanks to Hoffman Weber Construction for their support!


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