The Liemandt Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private operating family foundation whose vision is to be active in the creation of a more just and compassionate world. Emboldened by the belief that no person or neighborhood is hopeless, we support those who work on behalf of others to create a community where spirits are renewed, hope is restored, opportunities abound and dignity is ensured. Together with our family and other organizations, we use a strength-based approach in our work to affect community programs and public policy. The foundation works to put the Search Institute's research-based 40 Developmental Assets® into action through its multi-faceted approach.
The goal of our community based outreach initiative is to build mutual relationships with neighborhood organizations to create opportunities for families to celebrate the treasures of their neighborhood, build positive relationships with neighbors and volunteers, and build assets in their families, neighborhood and schools. The assets are the framework used to create program efforts, train volunteers, and evaluate progress.
Our work is based in socially and economically disadvantaged communities. Recognizing the need for the large scale change that is necessary in order to sustain healthy communities, we actively seek out and engage with cross-sector efforts to build a child-centered asset rich community. Integral to our work is the belief that efforts will fail if they are not built on a foundation of mutual relationships that cross boundaries of race, culture, socio-economics and a diversity of life experiences.
The Liemandt Foundation focuses its resources on Minneapolis' Northside, an urban community faced with the social isolation and dearth of opportunities that accompany racial, economic and educational disparities. The heart of our work is best illustrated by our Peace Dinner replication program.
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