Children's Defense Fund Minnesota

A nonprofit organization

$7,935 raised by 70 donors

Children Don’t Come in Pieces

“We know that children don’t come in pieces, and that we must work together to ensure that children have the comprehensive support that they need to thrive.”  Marian Wright Edelman, Founder of Children’s Defense Fund.

Investments in children and youth come back to us many-fold.  By ensuring that young people get a great start in life, they are more likely to grow up healthy and become contributing adults. Your support will help CDF-MN to advocate, organize, educate, mobilize, and amplify the voices of the community. 

A Vision for Children

Our vision is for a nation where marginalized children flourish, leaders prioritize their well-being, and communities wield the power to ensure they thrive. 

Over recent months, our communities have faced the multilayered challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the traumas of increasing racial violence and police killings. 

Making a Difference

Here are some of the ways CDF-MN has been fighting for Minnesota children and families in 2021:

  • CDF Freedom Schools® engaged 1,300 scholars at 15 sites in the Twin Cities metro area with joyful, culturally relevant summer and afterschool programs.
  • CDF-MN online Bridge to Benefits tool connected over 20,000 MN families to resources, programs and tax credits that help support family economic stability. 
  • CDF-MN and our partners successfully fought for more than $500 million in federal funding for critically needed child care programs in Minnesota, as well as multi-million dollar investments in other priority areas (cash supports, food, out-of-school time programs, housing).

Join us!

We invite you to join us in this work to insure all Minnesota children can thrive and are able to pursue their dreams and achieve their goals!

Thank you for your support!

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Organization name

Children's Defense Fund Minnesota

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Children & Family


555 Park Street, Suite 410
St. Paul, MN 55103



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