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Founded by the McKnight Foundation in 2010, Youthprise is the leading youth-centered philanthropic organization in the state of Minnesota.  In 2017, we invested nearly $5 million in youth programs and initiatives across the state, addressing pressing youth issues of education, career readiness, health and leadership development. Unlike most community-based grantmakers, we work to raise every dollar we invest. This is why your support is crucial. 

Join us in investing in the future of Minnesota by donating today!


Standards-CMYK021Youthprise meets the standards set by the Charities Review Council. The Accountability Standards® are co-created benchmarks of nonprofit governance, finance, fundraising, and public communication. A balance of nonprofit sector promising practices, public expectations, and legal/regulatory requirements, the standards represent the shared expectations between donors and nonprofits.

Youthprise is now connected with Amazon Smile, select our organization on Amazon Smile and shop away with a % donated to us by Amazon!

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On your first visit you need to select a Youthprise as your charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

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A donation to Youthprise:

  • strengthens our role as an intermediary that invests in Minnesota youth in under-served communities;
  • supports nonprofit organizations that serve youth;
  • aligns efforts through city- and statewide initiatives; and
  • supports direct investments in the big ideas and ingenuity of Minnesota youth.