Why We Give

Why We Give


KSTP is excited to re-introduce our #whywegive initiative. KSTP supports a variety of charities throughout the year by running Public Service Announcements and airing the amazing stories demonstrating the impact that these organizations have in our community. Our anchors and Twin Cities Live hosts participate in speaking engagements, acting as emcees and hosting fundraising events.

Throughout November, KSTP is highlighting a few of the many charities and organizations that we work with throughout the year and sharing their stories.  Below is a list of the charities and organizations that we are recognizing this year. We encourage you to tune in to learn more about these organizations and how you can support their work and mission by giving your time, talents or dollars.


Please share this special initiative using the hashtag #whywegiveKSTP.

Are you looking for a charity to support? Click here.

University of Minnesota Health offers a broad range of primary and specialty care services for infants, children, teenagers and young adults.

When it comes to health care, Children’s Hospital Association believes kids are different and need health care designed for their unique needs—involving families from start to finish—that is delivered by specially trained clinicians in environments designed just for kids.

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy.

At Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, conservation is a part of their mission. Their goal is to take an active role in helping to conserve our planet’s resources – plants, animals, and whole ecosystems.

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Their strength lies in their exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.

Minnesota Central Kitchen brings together restaurants, caterers, and hunger-fighting organizations to tackle hunger and service-sector layoffs brought on by the pandemic.

Bridging empowers people to thrive in their homes by providing quality furniture and household goods for those pursuing housing stability.

For 25 years, Urban Ventures has worked to break the cycle of poverty in south Minneapolis by educating kids, strengthening their families, and building a healthy community.

The Sanneh Foundation’s mission is to empower youth by supporting and promoting educational attainment through in-school and after-school support, improve lives by providing programs that strengthen physical health and social and emotional development, and unite communities by advancing diversity, equity, and community well-being.

Spare Key’s mission is to provide assistance to families with a critically ill or seriously injured family member. No matter the illness, no matter the injury, no matter the income.

In 2012, Children’s Home Society of Minnesota (Children’s Home) and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) combined complementary adoption services, high standards of quality and experience creating and supporting families.

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