Ways to Give Hope

We fell in love with Hope Academy a couple years ago, and love it even more today. We're so excited about what this school does for inner-city students and parents, and also what it's brought to our lives.

Bill & Karen Charron, Partners Since 2016

Holistic Education to Urban Youth

Students K-12


Amazing Results

96% Graduation Rate

Millions of dollars in college scholarships.

Remarkable Stewardship

Cost Per Student

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Minneapolis Public Schools
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Hope Academy

Hope Academy uses the nationally-normed NWEA MAP standardized math & reading tests to measure proficiency in grades 3-9. Public schools in Minnesota use the MCAs to measure proficiency in grades 3-11. “Local Schools” are public schools within a 2.5 mi radius of Hope Academy, where at least 50% of students are low-income (qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch) and at least 70% of students are students of color. Academic results are from 2019. Data provided for context, not as an exact comparison.

90% of Hope Academy's cost per student is provided for by private donors like you.

Support a Student

Partners sponsor one or more students to attend Hope Academy with gifts of $4,250 (half) & $8,500 (full).

I want to thank you for the role you have played in my life. God really has brought me out of destruction and planted my feet on a rock.

Roger, Class of 2018

Make a Boaz Gift

Boaz givers make generous provision for more urban youth to attend Hope, with gifts of $25,000, $50,000 or more. 

I can think of no ministry which has consistently yielded Christ centered outcomes more powerfully than Hope Academy. The Lord’s favor has long remained on this great ministry and its superb leadership team and faculty.

Jay Bennett, Chairman, The National Christian Foundation

Other Ways to Give

Give Hope Today

Giving Methods

Please make check out to “Hope Academy”, and mail to:

Hope Academy
Office of Development
2300 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

•  Spread out your giving and reduce your mail.

•  Your regular contributions can be automatically debited from your bank account or credit card. If you change your mind, just give us a call to change or cancel your recurring gift.

•  On our online gift form, under “Type of Donation” select  “Recurring Donation.”

•  Click here to make a recurring gift.

Giving appreciated stock can save you money on taxes, and allow you to give more (click to see how)!

If you’d like to give a gift through a stock transfer, here is the info you’ll need:

•  Charles Schwab, “Hope Academy”, Account #7619-2343(DTC # is –0164)

•  After you’ve transferred the stock, contact Sara Neterer at [email protected] or 612-540-2093, and we will sell the stock immediately.

•  If Sara is unavailable, you may also contact Allie Marks at 612-540-2067.

•  Memorial giving to the youth of the city is a meaningful way to help remember the legacy of a beloved person.

•  We also deeply appreciate those who encourage gifts to Hope Academy in honor of a person or an event, such as a wedding.

•  Contact Jim Stigman or Jamie Olson in the Office of Development to let them know the details.

•  Gifts in honor or in memory can be designated using our online giving form as well.

Please contact your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and a fully accredited K-12 school, and are eligible for nearly all matching gift programs.

Donor Advised Funds are a great way to maximize your tax savings and streamline your giving. If you’d like to designate a gift to Hope Academy through your donor advised fund, please use the Employer Identification Number (EIN) 41-1962874. For more information about the benefits of donor advised funds, please contact Jim Stigman or our friends at the National Christian Foundation.

In-Kind Gifts & Donations

We typically welcome donations of books, office furniture, or school supplies. If you have an idea of something to donate, please contact Alicyn Bolland.

Highly Appreciated Assets

Gifting appreciated assets, such as real estate, personal property, businesses, or publicly traded securities, can financially benefit you and Hope. Contact Jim Stigman, or our friends at the National Christian Foundation, to learn abut the tax and giving benefits.

Planned Giving

Maximize your tax savings and impact through various planned giving options. Click to learn more.

Endowed Giving

Fund Hope in God for generations to come by giving to our Free & Faithful Legacy Fund. Click to learn more.

Amazon Smile

Hope gets .5% of all eligible purchases made through the Amazon Smile program. Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ and search for “Hope Academy”. Return to smile.amazon.com for all your future Amazon purchases.

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Hope Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible.