Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Annual Report 2017

2017 Highlights

In 2017, with your support, Catholic Charities accomplished a lot in our community! See what we’ve been up to.

Higher Ground Saint Paul

Opening on January 12, 2017, Higher Ground Saint Paul is now home to nearly 200 of our neighbors and provides dignified shelter each night for more than 300 people. More


Partnership, collaboration and innovation led to great accomplishments in advocacy including support for Dorothy Day Place and children and families experiencing homelessness. More


We could not do everything that we do without the incredible support of our amazing volunteers! They prepare and serve meals, clean, paint, and do yardwork, providing thousands of hours of volunteered time. More

By the numbers

For nearly 150 years, Catholic Charities has served this community and tens of thousands of our most vulnerable neighbors. Because of you, we’ve provided meals, shelter, access to critical services and so much more. More

Northside Child Development Center prepares children for future success

For Darcel and her two sons Larry and Leelan, Catholic Charities’ Northside Child Development Center is more than a childcare center. For Darcel, Northside represents family.

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Hope Street helped Elias work toward self-sufficiency

Elias found Hope Street when he had $17 in his pocket and no place to sleep. There, he not only had a place to lay his head at night, but the support and encouragement he needed to reach his goals.

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You provided the tools for Cristine to regain independence, health

When given the opportunities and support she needed, this Minneapolis great grandmother went from living in her van to living in her own apartment, sobriety, improved health, education and employment!

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Bob is recovering and reaching new goals

In the Medical Respite unit at Higher Ground Saint Paul, Bob was able to continue with his recovery and receive help not only for getting his health in order, but the rest of his life as well. At Saint Paul Residence, Bob found a place to call home.

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More stories of help and hope


Total Volunteers in 2017


Men, women and children served in 2017


Nights of housing and shelter in 2017


Meals and snacks served in 2017

What our friends say

Review the 2017 consolidated balance sheet Financials

Total Revenue and Support: $69.2 million

Contributions and Grants: 33.9%*
Government Contracts: 41.8%
Program Fees: 15.6%
Investment and Other Revenue: 8.7%

For fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. View the complete audited report

*Contributions and grants comprised of

Private contributions and grants: 23.7%
In-kind gifts: 4.2%
Wills and bequests: 3.2%
Catholic Services Appeal Foundation: 1.5%
United Way grants: 1.3%