Acceleration Fund

Your support of the Keystone Acceleration Fund helps more people meet basic needs, have stability and live with connection.

Together, Accelerating Support for our Neighbors

The Acceleration Fund, part of Keystone’s 2020-2024 Comprehensive Campaign, is expanding supportive services in our community. People in our community are needed extra support right now as they stretch their budgets even farther to manage the rising cost of living — higher rent,  utilities, costs of groceries increasing — and when people are in need they turn to Keystone for support. This additional 2 million dollars in support is ensuring Keystone has the resources needed right now to rapidly expand existing support and add new programs that are addressing the unique needs in our community.

Since we launched the Acceleration Fund in October 2020, our community has contributed over 1.8 million dollars thus far towards our $2 million goal.

We are pursuing comprehensive strategies to ensure that both immediate and long-term support is available for everyone in our community who needs it. As part of our comprehensive Campaign, we are in the beginning stages of developing a long-term solution for a new Community Food Site that will increase Keystone’s capacity to provide food to our neighbors.

Our community has contributed OR pledged over $1.82 million towards our $2 million dollar goal. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we are thrilled to share we are over 94% towards our goal (as of early December 2021).

Why Launch the Acceleration Fund?

Amid the 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 people in our community with vital services. With your support of Keystone’s Acceleration Fund, you are helping more people meet basic needs and maintain their housing, ensuring that youth stay on track to meet their goals, and making seniors feel more connected, combating social isolation.

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The Acceleration Fund is expanding services in three core areas of need:

Expanding Access & More Food Support

Expanding access to food and supportive services through our food shelves, Foodmobile, grocery delivery services, Meals on Wheels, and many drive-through community food distribution events throughout the East Metro.

Keystone staff give food at a Foodmobile distribution

Expanding Programs for Youth and Seniors

Youth and seniors are craving connection and needing more support to get through this time. Keystone is expanding needed virtual support services and enriching programs to combat social isolation for both youth and seniors.


Providing Stability & More Crisis Support

By expanding crisis services and emergency financial support, we are helping more people  maintaining their housing, especially those who are unemployed, facing a medical crisis, or are unable to pay utility bills.

Keystone staff provide support and offer resources.

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.

Ways to Accelerate Your Support Today:

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Your investment will have a profound impact today and in the future.