Cookie Cart

A nonprofit organization

$58,126 raised by 235 donors

89% complete

$65,000 Goal

Give To The Max is a time we focus on the coming busy season and look forward to what the new year with bring. With our new Executive Director, Cynthia Fraction, in place and making moves, the vision of Cookie Cart is alive and gaining momentum toward what we know will be a new era of impact. 

The focus of our work in a world that has come back together—after years of remote work and virtual meetings—is to dig into our home communities of North Minneapolis and the Eastside of Saint Paul and continue to invest in and expand curriculum and hands-on work experience that empowers students to invest in themselves and their communities above all. Your donations fund everything from ingredients to curriculum development and implementation as we expand and enrich our presence in the lives of these future leaders.

At Cookie Cart, we embrace the truth that young people have unlimited potential and are filled with innate desires to be challenged as they develop into the leaders they will become. Through Cookie Cart's training and employment program they refine who they are as professionals and as people, as we focus on their growth as a whole and aim for the bright future each one of them can attain.

"I give to the max for Cookie Cart because the energy and positive vibes of the youth employees simply make me feel good! This climate offers teens the opportunity to be immersed in an environment to learn, grow, and develop skills necessary to become successful adults. They become confident, competent, and gain the ambition to pursue their dreams. What's not to love about that?" - Anonymous, Match Donor

You play an integral role in our mission to provide leadership experience and build key skills in young leaders that will launch confidently toward their next steps—not only in a profession, but in their personal lives as well. We invite you to stay connected to Cookie Cart and watch your investment grow as we build leaders who build leaders.

Together, we continue to build a community guided by equity & opportunity, compassionate accountability, the power of relationships, and the potential of every young person in order to sustain our supportive community where future leaders grow.

Thank you!

Watch the video below to hear from our youth employees about how Cookie Cart develops leaders!

Special thank you to our 2022 Give To The Max matching donors! This generous group of donors each have their own passion and personal connection to Cookie Cart. We are grateful for all the ways they continue to support and invest in the bright futures of Cookie Cart youth employees!

"I give to the max for Cookie Cart because there is something so important about providing opportunity for these students – supporting and encouraging fresh thinking from each and every one of them." -Craig Jakkola, Match Donor 

“A donation to Cookie Cart provides the critical and meaningful support needed to help the organization prepare youth to thrive in, and contribute to, our community.” - Ellen & Jim Altman, Match Donors 

"I support Cookie Cart because it provides youth in the Twin Cities with hands-on work experience and education in work readiness, customer service, financial literacy and leadership training in an atmosphere of appreciation for diversity, equity and inclusion." - Becky Finnigan, Match Donor

Organization Data


Organization name

Cookie Cart

Tax id (EIN)



Children & Family Community Economic Development

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving




1119 W Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411



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