The Sheltering Arms Foundation’s mission is to invest in the lives of Minnesota’s children so that they reach their full potential.  We fund non-profit organizations and support policies that benefit children and their families who have the least access to resources.


The Sheltering Arms Foundation envisions a Minnesota that is a vibrant, thriving state where the opportunity gap for children is closed and all children have high-quality lives, including broad and equitable access to the following:

  • childcare and early childhood education
  • high-quality out-of-school time (OST) programming
  • mental, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual wellbeing
  • supportive opportunities for families and communities.