Hope Academy is pursuing the

— Growing Hope Campaign —

We see the mark of God in every person. So we’re pursuing a remarkable education in the inner-city, where many least expect it. Join us by partnering with a new student or investing in the Growing Hope campaign.

Because of our dedicated sponsors, Hope Academy has never turned a student away for lack of funds. We want to show hope to 700 students, so we’re trusting God for 50 partners to financially sponsor new students each year.

Our Partner Sponsorship Program invites individuals, churches, and foundations to sponsor and build relationships with individual students.The cost of sponsoring a child for the 17-18 school year is $7000, or $600 to sponsor a day of Kindergarten..

Grow Hope by 60%

$7.7 million

The Grow Hope Initiative of this campaign will leverage unused space in the current Minneapolis campus to serve an additional 275 high-poverty students. Significant renovations and additions are needed to serve 700 students, including:

  • 10 additional classrooms
  • New gym and performance space
  • Cafeteria expansion
  • Two new S.T.E.M. Labs
  • Admissions and Family Ministry expansion

Spread Hope to 10 new cities

$2.6 million

Leaders across the U.S. have reached out for help in developing a Hope Academy-style school in their city. The Spread Hope Initiative seeks to impact thousands of inner-city youth by:

  • Qualifying the 10 best cities to start Hope Academy-style schools
  • Providing leadership assessment for prospective school-planters
  • Providing targeted coaching for groups during the start-up phase
  • Hosting urban, classical, Christian school conferences and site visits for selected groups
  • Disseminating the Hope Academy model through a playbook and web resources

$8.2 million of the $10.3 million goal committed to date!


  • Sponsor a new student for the 17-18 school year ($7,000)
  • Sponsor a day of Kindergarten ($600)
  • Give an above-and-beyond gift to the Growing Hope Campaign

As of April 2017, $8.1 million has been committed toward the $10.3 million Growing Hope goal. We are seeking to raise an additional $900,000 from the Twin Cities community before going to national funders to help Spread Hope to more inner-city youth nationwide.


  • Bring a friend to a one-hour Tour of Hope Academy.
  • Host a “Growing Hope Gathering” in your home and invite friends and neighbors.
  • Open the door for a Hope Academy presentation to your church, small group, or business.
  • Bring friends to An Evening of Hope on November 9, 2017.


We’d love to speak to you personally.

Jim Stigman, Head of Institutional Advancement
612-721-6294 ext. 106