Support a Student

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
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Individuals and organizations support  one or more students


Students Need a Partner for the 20-21 School Year

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To raise a dollar at Hope, compared to 20¢ nationally

Your investment brings hope.

Partners make it possible for low-income, urban youth to receive a remarkable education by sponsoring one or more children to attend Hope Academy.

Become a Partner

Full Partner: $8,500 ($708 a month) Half Partner: $4,250 ($354 a month)

Cherish Gifts

Did you know a Partner gift covers most (but not all) of the cost per student?
Cherish giving is a Partner gift + $3,500, to cover the full cost of education for one student
(minus the average family tuition contribution).

You are not just helping kids go to school. You are changing destinies, and my son is the proof.


How it Works


Partners provide 70% of the cost of education for one or more students.


Partners are then “matched” with students, and invited to meet face-to-face.


Partners are invited to two Partner Day events annually to interact with students and hear inspiring stories.


Partners receive handwritten student thank yous, HopeBriefs emails, and other insider updates communicating impact.


Partners multiply their joy by sharing Hope with friends at a monthly tour or annual Evening of Hope gala.

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. (Scroll to the second half of the giving form labeled “Give a Monthly 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.


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 how you can avoid taxes and give more.

Planned Giving

Save taxes and give smarter 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 and search for “Hope Academy”. Return to for all your future Amazon purchases.

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