Power of the Purse Project Moves Forward

Posted: Mar 29 2018
Power of the Purse (PoP), a giving circle under The Minot Area Community Foundation, has been quietly working on a significant project for about a year now that has recently attracted some community attention. This past Monday, March 26th, The Minot Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a home in southwest Minot. The home will ultimately serve as a transitional living facility for an under-served population.
The program will provide a community-based group home setting for residential housing that provides room and board services in a family environment. The residents of this home will live together as a family to overcome a common disability. A typical stay is nine months to a year. The home under consideration would house 16 people, including a manager, at a time. Residents would pay rent and would be required to work or attend school.
The PoP Giving Circle approved to grant their 2017 funds to go towards the down payment of the home at their grant meeting this past fall. More recently, The Minot Area Community Foundation granted $40,000 to Power of the Purse Inc. to go towards furnishing and completing some small construction projects. The home will need to be in working order and fully furnished before it is turned over to the organization that will ultimately run the program.  
There are still opportunities for members of the community and interested parties to contribute. Monetary donations to the project are being accepted and can be mailed to the address below. Please note in the memo line “PoP Project”.
Power of the Purse
c/o The Minot Area Community Foundation
606 Burdick Expy. West, Suite A
Minot, ND 58701-4218
More information on this project will be communicated as it becomes available.  

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