Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency Incorporated

A nonprofit organization

252 donors

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The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) was established in April 1965, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit Community Action Agency for Cook, Lake, and St. Louis Counties in response to the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act. The mission of AEOA is to strengthen communities by providing opportunities for people experiencing social and economic challenges.

AEOA currently operates 70 programs across five service departments including Employment and Training, Head Start, Housing, Senior and Nutrition Services, and Arrowhead Transit. The Agency has grown in response to community needs and now offers programs in Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Itasca, Koochiching, and Pine Counties. Not all programs are offered in all counties. AEOA is widely recognized as a primary support resource for the region's low-income population.

AEOA Foundation Fund
Help Us Help Others

The AEOA Foundation Fund gives AEOA flexibility to use funds for various situations as a last resort when there are no other options. This fund has allowed AEOA to help over 100 people get their vehicle repaired so they could get to work, help with GED and employment needs, provide hygiene items to the shelter, and assist with other pressing needs that often mean the difference between hunger, joblessness or homelessness.

“I fell on hard times because I was sick. I was out of work from November-June because of blastomycosis.”
“I need tires to get to work and to keep my employment.”
"I need to repair my vehicle to get to work, but don't have the money to fix it."


In addition to the Agency's Foundation Fund, AEOA accepts gifts for local food shelves, the Laura Prettyman Fund, and other campaigns. Please see the dedicated fundraiser campaigns below to make a gift to a fund other than the AEOA Foundation Fund.

Gifts to AEOA are tax deductible EIN# 41-6052144

When considering gift planning strategies and year-end gift opportunities, you should always consult with your own legal, tax, or financial advisors.

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Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency Incorporated

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Children & Family Community Emergencies


702 S 3RD Ave
Virginia, MN 55792


(218) 749-2912

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