Your support of the Keystone Acceleration Fund helps more people meet basic needs, have stability and live with connection.
Today, We Launch The Acceleration Fund
Amid a global pandemic, high unemployment rates, housing costs that outpace household budgets, and systemic racism that compounds these issues for our neighbors of color, Keystone is supporting more community members with vital services. Your support is needed now more than ever as Keystone expands to provide more support for more people.
Keystone is rapidly responding to dynamic community needs during this unprecedented time. We are pursuing comprehensive strategies to ensure that both immediate and long-term support is available for everyone in our community who needs it. Our long-term strategies, include plans to open a new Community Food Site which will increase Keystone’s capacity to provide food to our neighbors.
Why Launch the Acceleration Fund?
Pure and simple, the Acceleration Fund will help more people meet basic needs and maintain their housing, ensure that youth stay on track to meet their goals and help seniors combat social isolation.
Together, Raising $2 Million for Increased Support
This additional $2 million dollars in support will ensure that Keystone has the resources needed right now to rapidly expand existing support and add new services that address the emerging needs of our community.
The Acceleration Fund is part of Keystone’s 2020–2024 Comprehensive Campaign to expand support services in our community. We are in the beginning stages of developing a long-term solution for a new community site that will provide more food to more people, creating a healthier and stronger community.
You Can Accelerate Support Today
You are the key to making sure the immediate needs in our community are met. We invite you to give generously to the Acceleration Fund with a one-time special gift over and above your annual support of Keystone.
Your gift to the Acceleration Fund will support the most urgent needs in your community, providing relief and peace of mind to your neighbors.
The time for action is now
Join us in combating food insecurity and stabilizing our community.
We also have a number of easy ways you can express your support – simply click on one of the links below. Your investment will have a profound impact today and in the future.
You can also use these free tools to get started on an IRA gift or a stock gift, in 10 minutes or less.
We’d love to connect with you
In these dynamic and challenging times, we understand the importance of connection. We want to connect with you! We’d love to chat on the phone or over Zoom to tell you more about our plans and discuss the ways you can support our community. Contact us today and ask to connect with Mary McKeown or Jen Winterfeldt to learn more about the Acceleration Fund. Call us at 651-645-0349 or email us today.
The Acceleration Fund will provide Keystone the flexibility to spend dollars on the programs that are experiencing the greatest demand. Your support of the Acceleration Fund will enable Keystone to quickly respond to community needs that have intensified due to the COVID-19 pandemic, historic unemployment rates, and social unrest. The goal for this fund is $2 million.
The Acceleration Fund will Expand services in three core areas of need:
Offer More Food Support
We plan to purchase a third Foodmobile and provide increased access to food through our food shelves, food delivery services, Meals on Wheels, and various drive-up food distribution sites throughout the East Metro.
Expand Youth and Senior Programs
Youth and seniors are craving connection and needing more support to get through this time. Keystone will expand needed virtual support services and enriching programs to combat social isolation for both youth and seniors.