Angel Foundation is a Twin Cities-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide support to local adults with cancer and their families. For twenty years, our programs have helped families facing cancer find more everyday moments of joy.
Through an innovative and integrated approach of financial assistance, education and support, Angel Foundation helps adults with cancer and their families so that they may live life well with stability, strength and resilience.
The Emergency Financial Assistance program provides financial support to adults in active treatment for cancer, living in or treated in the eleven-county Twin Cities area. This program assists with non-medical basic needs such as groceries, gas, utilities and housing payments. The Facing Cancer Together program gives parents and caregivers the tools they need to parent through cancer. Kid-friendly activities provide education, emotional support and social experiences for the entire family.
Since 2001, showing a proven approach to addressing critical issues, Angel Foundation has distributed more than $11 million in emergency financial assistance and provided over 35,000 program services to local adults with cancer and their families. Our Emergency Financial Assistance program remains the backbone of Angel’s mission.
Minnesota is home to 11 sovereign American Indian Nations and more than 60,000 Native American people. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the Native American population has the highest rate of cancer incidence and the highest rate of poverty by ethnicity in the state. We are currently working to provide more expansive support to the Native American community in partnership with the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) and our programs will now be accessible to Native Americans throughout the state of Minnesota. Click here to apply online or click here to download a printable application.
Open Arms of Minnesota
Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit organization that prepares and delivers nourishing meals free of charge to critically ill Minnesotans and their families. Their registered dietitians and in-house chefs create delicious, medically tailored menus using fresh and organic ingredients whenever possible. Through the support of a loving community of donors and volunteers, we harvest, cook, and deliver nutritious, made-from-scratch meals directly to our clients. The amazing folks at Open Arms of Minnesota believe that food is medicine, and there’s always room for one more at their table.
Open Arms of Minnesota and Angel Foundation have partnered together to expand their service spectrum to include cancer patients in the Twin Cities metro. As of July 2022, our partnership has provided over 14,000 meals. Going forward, we look forward to providing food support to even more local cancer patients.