Our goal is to build a community-minded village of people who share our heart and passion for the support and well-being of children/youth–and are willing to assist us with our efforts. Please consider making a donation today!


Founded in 2011, the Minnesota CHILL, is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that has been one of the most successful and fast-growing youth programs in Minnesota

The CHILL Foundation recognizes education as the key factor in the development of Minnesota’s youth. We strive to close education and opportunity gaps with our academic and athletic programming.

Our Mission is to provide academic programming for the purpose of educating student scholars for future success.


Our Mission is to provide academic programming for the purpose of educating student scholars for future success. The Overall CHILL Foundation objectives include:

  • Improve the lives of individuals in our community by providing high quality academic, athletic and health and wellness programming.
  • Provide college readiness programs and services to influence academic behaviors and potentially to obtain academic or athletic scholarships

  • Develop or obtain a facility to deliver programming in a safe and inviting environment for youth and families.
  • Provide synergy between the academic, athletic and health and wellness programming to ensure participation by clients in complementary programs.
  • Address the educational, health and wellness disparities that plague the Greater Twin Cities Community and primarily impacting the African-American community.


As a non-profit and community-conscious organization, CHILL will take a collaborative approach to establish resources and partnerships with various sectors throughout the Twin Cities – as well as pursue funding through private corporate, foundation, grants, and individual contributions/donations to design and support programming that meets the needs of each youth individually, and collectively.


Our goal is to launch CHILL Academy in 2020. Here are some of the ways in which you can assist us in our efforts to provide scholars with high quality and a culturally-enriched academic experience: Classroom Assisting, Childcare, Tutoring, Progress Monitoring and Reading.

Additional volunteer opportunities to come in the future once the Academy gets underway.