Black Forest Inn, Minneapolis MN

Community Giving

The Black Forest Inn is proud to be able to give back to our community. We are grateful to the many organizations in their service to the education, health, and quality of life of our neighbors near and far. We have two primary giving mechanisms. We donate over $4000 worth of gift certificates every year to organizations holding events such as silent auctions, raffles or prize giveaways. Additionally, several a year we partner with selected organizations and donate a portion of our profits to them on selected days.

Thank you for helping us support the following organizations:

A Chance to Grow
Allina Hospice & Pallative Care
Alzheimer's Association
American Association of German Teachers
American Association of Zookeepers
American Brain Tumor Association
American Liver Foundation
Arc Central Minnesota
Armatage Neighborhood
Augsberg College/Step UP
Augustana Care Corporation
Bet Shalom Congregation
Big Brothers & Sisters
B'nai Emet Synagogue
Boys & Girls Club of Twin Cities
Children's Hospitals and Clinics Foundation
Church of the Holy Cross
Church of St. Helena
City of Lakes Waldorf School
Como Zoo & Conservatory
Concordia Academy
Courage Center
Crisis Connection
Dakota Communities
Down Syndrome Foundation
Ebenezer - Loren on Park
Education Foundation of Bloomington
Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota
Episcopal Community Services
First Unitarian Society
First Universalist Church
Frank Theatre
Fraser Community Services
Grace Neighborhood Nursery School
Great River Greening
Groves Academy
Habitat for Humanity
Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota
Health East Foundation
Helping Paws of Minnesota
Hill-Murray School
Human Rights Campaign
Huntington's Disease Society of America
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
Jawaahir Dance Company
JCC Minneapolis Sabes
Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors
Lynnhurst Congregational Church
Majestic Hills Ranch For Children
March of Dimes
Marian of St. Paul
Memorial Blood Centers
Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Network
Metropolitan Boys Choir
Metropolitan Open School

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Minneapolis Public Schools - Southwest Music Boosters
Minneapolis Public Schools - Whittier Elementary School
Minneapolis Public Schools - Hale & Field
Minneapolis Public Schools - Bryn Mawr
Minneapolis Rotary Foundation
Minnehaha Academy
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
Minnesota Alliance on Crime
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce
Minnesota Opera
Minnesota Youth Symphonies
Minnesota Zoo
Mounds Park Academy
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Night Out
Nativity of Our Lord Parish
North Hennepin Community College Foundation
North Memorial Community Foundation
Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption
Opportunity Partners
Our Lady of Peace
Perspectives Family Center
Project Turnaround
Ramsey County Bar Association
Reuben Lindh Family Services
Simpson United Methodist Church
South High Foundation
St. Jude Children's Hospital
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul Public Schools
St. Thomas Academy
Stevens Square Community Organization
Tapemark Charity Pro-Am
Tapestry Folk Dance Center
Theater Unbound
Trinity School at River Ridge
Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
Twin Cities German Immersion School
Twin Cities Opera Guild
Twin City Tail Waggers
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
Visitation School/Convent
Volunteers of America
Washburn Center for Children
Westwood Elementary
Whittier Alliance
Wingspan Life Resources
Workhaus Theatre
YMCA / Blaisdell
Youth Performance Company

Four times per year, we donate a specific percentage of our sales for a designated period of time,
to an organization whose mission we are excited about supporting.
Dining Out For Life is a city-wide event, the others are Black Forest Inn only.

Dining Out For Life

Dining Out for Life
The last Thursday in April each year
For the last four years we have participated in Dining Out for Life and each year the event and our contribution gets bigger! In 2010 we will again be donating 15% of our breakfast, lunch and dinner sales to the Aliveness Project, a community center for people living with HIV/AIDS. For more information visit Aliveness Project.

Gypsy dancers

Heifer International's Roma Projects
New Years Eve
We will ring in the New Year in style, with a gypsy-themed New Year's Eve party. While we celebrate gypsy culture in the spirit of fun, we will keep one eye on reality and donate ten percent of our total sales for the whole day to Heifer International's Roma projects in Romania and Slovakia. Heifer International lifts people up from poverty by giving them the training and resources to attain self-sufficiency though agricultural opportunities. We encourage our guests to join us in supporting this great organization and their project to empower the Roma people of eastern Europe. For more information visit Heifer International.

Emergency Food Network

Harvest for the Hungry Benefit
The second Friday of Spargelfest in May
While we celebrate Spargelfest (visit our Spargelfest page) we take a day to recognize how important fresh produce is to everyone. There's no better way to do that than by supporting Harvest for the Hungry, a unique program that provides local, farm fresh food to food-shelves and meal programs across the metro area. Funds enable them to purchase CSA shares from small Minnesota and western Wisconsin farms and deliver the weekly produce to our hungry neighbors. This is one of the only programs like it in the country and we are honored to support it again in 2010 by sending them 25% of our food sales from this day. Join us and support both farmers and food shelves at once! For more information visit Emergency Food Shelf.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
The first Saturday of Weinfest in July
Wine and heart health have long been thought to go together. We'll drink to that! During our midsummer Weinfest, (visit our Weinfest page) we will support the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation with a donation of twenty percent of our wine sales through Weinfest and fifty percent of our total wine sales on MHIF Night. Through education, research, advocacy and intervention, MHIF is leading the way to a world without heart disease. Their activity is local, statewide and national, but their office is just up 26th street from us! Join us during Weinfest to support our ambitious and innovative neighbor. For more information visit Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.

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