Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery relies on donations from members of the community like you to serve thousands of children and families each year. Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery is fortunate to receive funding from a broad cross section of the community. Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery fiscal year (July-June) 2014 Budget is $3,316,192.  Sources of Crisis Nursery income are, approximately: Individuals (41%), Corporations (23), Government (16), Foundations—including United Way (13), Other—primarily lease income (5), Community (2). 

Thank you for your support. Our goal is to make it easy for you to make a gift in whatever way is most convenient. There are many ways to donate to the Crisis Nursery:

Donate Online: 

If you’d like to make your gift immediately, look no further. It’s simple, safe and convenient to donate online. Simply click the “Donate Now” button at the top of the page. Thank you!

Give By Mail:

Donations may be mailed to

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
NW 6189
P.O. Box 1450
Minneapolis, MN  55485-6189

Give By Phone:

To make a gift by phone, please call (612) 767-8470.

Honor and memorial gifts:

Every day more and more people are choosing alternative gift options for birthdays, holidays, memorials and many other occasions. You can always make a donation in honor of or in memory of someone any time you donate. We will send a card notifying either the honoree or the deceased person’s family that a gift was made in their honor. If you choose to make an honor or memorial gift online, please be sure to check the box saying that this gift is in honor of or in memory of someone. You will be prompted for honoree information at that time. If you choose to make a gift by mail, please include a note when you mail in your donation explaining that this gift is in honor of or in memory of someone. Also, please include any recipient information if you want us to send a card notifying him/her of the donation. For further information, please contact Tamara Watson at (612) 767-8469.

In-Kind Gifts: 

Whether you have individual items to donate or are planning a baby shower or in-kind donation drive to benefit the Crisis Nursery, your gift of new clothing, children’s supplies and other items will help the Crisis Nursery. Click on the orange “Wish List” button at the top of the page to download the most current version of the Crisis Nursery’s wish list. The Crisis Nursery can only accept new items and cannot accept used items—even ones that are “gently used.” If at all possible, please drop off in-kind donations between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., M-F. For larger in-kind donations, please call Abbie Hugunin at (612) 767-8470 to schedule a drop off.

Do you shop online? You can purchase items from our Wish List on your favorite shopping sites and mail your donations directly to the Crisis Nursery! Our Mailing address is: 4544 4th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55419

Holiday Helper:

The Holiday Helper program supports families who access Crisis Nursery services during the winter season of giving. Gifts received from this program are distributed to families based on their specific needs and what has been donated. Please click here to view the 2013 Holiday Helper Wish List.

Make a Gift of Stock:

Many donors choose to make their gifts in the form of appreciated stock. If you are interested in making a gift of stock, please call Al Willig at (612) 767-8464.

Make a Planned Gift:

Explore strategies that allow you to plan for your future as well as benefit Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. For information about gift planning options, please contact Tamara Watson at (612) 767-8469.

Monthly Giving:

With even a small commitment each month, you will make a difference in the life of a family. Please call Tamara Watson at (612) 767-8469 for more information.