You can be the difference

Every contribution counts. Every dollar matters, especially now as homelessness is on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donate today to be the difference we need right here in Minnesota.

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            All gifts can be directed to:
            Agate Housing and Service
            Attn: Development
            2309 Nicollet Avenue
            Minneapolis, MN 55404
            (Our EIN is 01-0639118)

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Other ways to give

Check out other ways to support Agate’s mission to end homelessness and relieve hunger through action and advocacy.

Contact Paul Verrette, Director of Advancement and Community Engagement, at 612-594-2014 or email at to learn how you can sponsor our Food Centre meals, newsletter, annual report, or other events.

Click here to see a list of items we are accepting right now, and schedule a drop-off appointment..  If you cannot access the tool, please contact our Community Organizer & In-Kind Donation Manager, Abigail Abele, at or 612-715-0449.

Contact Paul Verrette, Director of Advancement and Community Engagement, at 612-594-2014 or email to learn more about how we help those who wish to honor us in their estate plans.

If you have already included us in your legacy plans, please update your documents to direct your gift to “Agate Housing and Services.”

Contact Wendy Darst, Grants Manager, at 612-414-2149 or email to learn how you can easily support Agate Housing and Services while receiving tax benefits.

Donor Advised Funds are the fastest-growing method and a tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations. DAFs allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time. Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, Vanguard and others can easily made a designation to Agate Housing and Services. Have your DAF provider direct your gift to Agate Housing and Services c/o Development. 2309 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Agate’s tax ID number is 01-0639118

It is easy to give through a retirement distribution. Agate is a 501(c)(3) organization with the EIN 01-0639118, eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. Because circumstances may vary from person to person, discuss and questions about the tax treatment of this transfer with your tax advisor. When requesting funds to be disbursed to Agate, ask to include your name on the check in the address block or memo for easy processing. Please send your IRA distribution to 2309 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 and notify to watch for your gift.

Account Name: Agate Housing and Services, Inc.

Account Number: Merrill Lynch #610-02069 Delivery Instructions: DTC #8862

Contact: Nancy McNamara or Mark Ogren at 952-820-1932

Please notify us of your gift by contacting Amber Becker, Donor Services & Database Administrator, at 612-879-7636 or email

Get a group of friends, family, or colleagues from work together and spend time making a difference in the lives of the homeless. Below are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • Garage sale
  • Collect your loose change at the end of the day for one month
  • Host a benefit event or company BBQ with proceeds going to Agate Housing and Services
  • Skip one latte a day for a week and donate the funds
  • For your birthday or anniversary, ask your friends and family to donate to Agate in your honor
  • Host a benefit gathering in your home and invite a speaker from Agate to come and share our story
A smiling volunteer carries a stack of boxes on a brisk moving day.