Irreducible Grace Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$16,017 raised by 68 donors

13% complete

$120,000 Goal

Creating Safe Spaces and Healing Opportunities with Youth of Color

Through the use of theater arts, written and spoken word, we foster youth voice and build trust and community between youth who have faced disparities and the institutions that have failed them.

Our Mission

The mission of IGF is to create safe spaces and healing opportunities with youth of color. We accomplish this through our weekly programming, workshops, and community performances.

Who We Are 

Irreducible Grace Foundation (IGF) helps to empower young people and build trust and community with young people who have faced inequality.

What We Do

We provide mentoring, life skills, employment, leadership training, self-care practices, and a safe space. We use theater arts, written and spoken word, drumming, and more to encourage youth voice and help young people heal from trauma.

New in 2022! The Black Youth Healing Arts Center (BYHAC)

Located in Saint Paul's Frogtown neighborhood the Black Youth Healing Arts Center (BYHAC) opened in September of 2022 and provides cultural, ancestral, and innovative processes to healing for Black youth foremost, while creating safe spaces and healing opportunities for youth of color. Weekly programming is open to the public and includes Self-Care Sunday activities, art classes, and more. Visit our website to learn more.

Workshops that amplify youth voice, promote health and wellness through healing from trauma, and more!

Our youth-led, arts-based, workshops are designed to foster voice, build community, and teach participants self-care. We create safe spaces to help communities of color in their collective healing from trauma through audience participation, poetry, puppetry, and performance.

Our highly trained workshop team has received over four years of training from nationally and internationally recognized Trauma healing experts and healers of color, providing them with knowledge in understanding the biology of stress, inter-generational trauma, mind-body medicine techniques, somatic healing practices, and self-care practices.

Books and Videos

Learn Mind-Body Medicine practices to help you calm, recenter and refocus your mind and body in our free Finding the Pause video series.

From Hurt to Healing is an intergenerational activity book that brings together elders and young people as they learn from one another how to heal from trauma. 

Community Events

Join us and learn self-care, Mindy-Body Medicine practices, breathing tools, and more at a                       community event near you. 

IGF Kids

Videos for kids by kids that teach breathing tools, mindfulness, movement, and more. IGF Kids is a place for young children to learn how to calm their bodies during times of stress, frustration, and more. Each video features kids teaching kids breathing techniques.


Subscription plans for schools, organizations, and families are available.  

VYB - Value Your Breath

Videos for middle and high school students that talk about real-life issues and ways to cope and heal. Young people of color share their lived experiences of experiencing trauma and ways to cope. Each video is accompanied by a Discussion Guide. Subscription plans are available to schools and other organizations.

Self-Care Sundays

Each Sunday afternoon we focus on the holistic well-being of youth of color ages 14-26. This is a time for a communal dinner, community building, and activities led by local healers and members of our workshop team.

Organization Data


Organization name

Irreducible Grace Foundation

Tax id (EIN)



Children & Family


SAINT PAUL, MN 55106-5920



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