Great River Area Faith in Action is a faith-based nonprofit organization that focuses on mobilizing volunteers, empowering our clients, and educating our communities and clients.
Established in February 2003, over the years we have grown, adding professionals and programs that allow us to support family caregivers, coordinate volunteer services, bridge generations and assist families in crisis. Throughout our growth we have remained true to our mission of providing compassionate, caring assistance to people who find life difficult because of age, disability or life circumstance.
In 2011 we served more than 1,100 households in the central Minnesota region with our programs and services. We mobilized over 1,000 volunteers, who together provided more than 24,300 hours of service last year to help their neighbor in need. As one of the largest volunteer agencies in this area, we are committed to strengthening our communities…one caring relationship at a time.
Our funding comes from many sources:
- We encourage those using our services to share in the cost of providing them.
- About 50% of our funding comes from local support including fundraisers and proceeds from our store, The GREAT Room in Elk River. We also receive donations from family members of those we serve, as well as from other individuals, businesses and congregations.
- Less than 10% of our funding in 2011 came from local United Way organizations, including Central MN, Sherburne County and Wright County Area; as well as from private grants from the St Cloud Community Foundation Women’s Fund and the Initiative Foundation of Central MN.
- We are presently funded in part under contract through the Central MN Council on Aging with Older Americans Act Dollars.