Grid of Bellmont Team at various events

Bellmont Gives Back to the Max

Today marks one of Bell­mont Part­ners’ favorite days of the year – Give to the Max Day! This annu­al day of online giv­ing was start­ed by GiveMN in 2009 as a way for orga­ni­za­tions to gen­er­ate excite­ment and raise mon­ey to improve the qual­i­ty of life in Min­neso­ta and com­mu­ni­ties around the world.

Giv­ing back to the com­mu­ni­ty has always been impor­tant for Bell­mont Part­ners, and we recent­ly for­mal­ized an inter­nal pro­gram called Bell­mont Gives Back, an ini­tia­tive encour­ag­ing each of us to give back to the com­mu­ni­ty in our own ways, on com­pa­ny time. Through this ini­tia­tive, we’ve ded­i­cat­ed time to dozens of Min­neso­ta non­prof­it and pro­fes­sion­al orga­ni­za­tions, includ­ing Children’s Can­cer Research Fund, Dorothy Day Cen­ter, Chas­ka Val­ley Fam­i­ly The­atre, Wish­es & More, Surly Gives a Damn, Oasis for Youth, Girls on the Run – Twin Cities, Min­neso­ta PRSA, Project DIVA, Cen­ter for Girls’ Lead­er­ship, Winona State Uni­ver­si­ty, Min­neapo­lis Recre­ation Devel­op­ment and more. We’re always grate­ful to work with a team that allows and encour­ages us to devote some time each month to doing good in our community.

In addi­tion to these “extracur­ric­u­lar” projects, we’re also proud of the work we’ve done with the fol­low­ing Min­neso­ta nonprofits:

Sec­ond Har­vest Heart­land – As one of the nation’s largest, most effi­cient and most inno­v­a­tive hunger relief orga­ni­za­tions, Sec­ond Har­vest Heart­land is aim­ing to pro­vide 12 mil­lion meals to the more than one in 10 Min­nesotans who may go hun­gry this hol­i­day sea­son. Learn more about how you can help Fill Anoth­er Table at

Peo­ple Incor­po­rat­ed – As the Twin Cities’ largest com­mu­ni­ty-based provider of men­tal health ser­vices, Peo­ple Incor­po­rat­ed is pas­sion­ate about help­ing the most vul­ner­a­ble mem­bers of our com­mu­ni­ty find hope through inte­grat­ed men­tal health care. Whether it’s address­ing chron­ic ill­ness, pro­vid­ing cri­sis inter­ven­tion or elim­i­nat­ing exter­nal bar­ri­ers – such as iden­ti­fy­ing sta­ble hous­ing or treat­ing chem­i­cal depen­den­cy – improv­ing access to men­tal health and well­ness ser­vices is vital to improv­ing lives and liveli­hoods through­out the Twin Cities.

Three­Six­ty Jour­nal­ism – Three­Six­ty Jour­nal­ism is a non­prof­it pro­gram of the Col­lege of Arts and Sci­ences at the Uni­ver­si­ty of St. Thomas, and uses the prin­ci­ples of strong writ­ing and report­ing to help diverse Min­neso­ta youth tell the sto­ries of their lives and com­mu­ni­ties. Bri­an Bell­mont is on the board of advi­sors for this amaz­ing orga­ni­za­tion, and we’re proud to sup­port the next gen­er­a­tion of storytellers.

Inter­faith Out­reach – For near­ly 40 years, Inter­faith Out­reach has been help­ing fam­i­lies liv­ing in eight Twin Cities west­ern sub­urbs over­come bar­ri­ers, believe in them­selves and soar to new heights. Now through Dec. 31, Inter­faith Out­reach is aim­ing to raise $2.3 mil­lion to cre­ate brighter futures, one fam­i­ly at a time. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it

Smile Net­work Inter­na­tion­al – Smile Net­work is a human­i­tar­i­an orga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides life-alter­ing recon­struc­tive surg­eries and relat­ed health­care ser­vices to impov­er­ished chil­dren and adults in devel­op­ing nations. When you make a dona­tion to Smile Net­work for a dol­lar, ten dol­lars, five hun­dred dol­lars or more, you are giv­ing some­one in need the price­less gift of dignity.

Com­mu­ni­ty Action Part­ner­ship of Scott, Carv­er and Dako­ta Coun­ties (CAP Agency) – CAP Agency serves com­mu­ni­ties in Scott, Carv­er and Dako­ta coun­ties in Min­neso­ta, and takes a com­pre­hen­sive approach to advo­cat­ing and empow­er­ing self-suf­fi­cien­cy for our neigh­bors. Through CAP Agency’s part­ner­ships, they con­nect our neigh­bors to resources they need now and the tools to cre­ate a bet­ter future.

We could go on and on about oth­er orga­ni­za­tions near and dear to our hearts, but we’d rather you stop read­ing this blog post, head on over to and donate to a non­prof­it (or two!) that is impor­tant to you.

Hap­py giving!

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