Connected Kids Initiative

March 21, 2019

The Connected Kids Initiative (CKI) was born out of eight unique Minnesota agencies collaborating for a better future for kids and families in our communities and neighborhoods. They launched their non-traditional team (non-profit, government and church) in late 2016 and came up with a strategic plan.  They piloted their idea in Anoka County and within one […]

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[The group calling themselves] Stop Child Protection Services from Legally Kidnapping has documented nearly 50 cases in 23 counties across the state of Minnesota in which children were wrongly removed and placed into foster care, based on false or disputed evidence. Star Tribune Article, June 6, 2018 When I read this article, I felt terrible […]

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Standing with Youth

April 4, 2018

The Sauer Family Foundation is proud to stand with youth in foster care, as well as our youngest Minnesotans at the state capitol. Seeing them and hearing their voices is a reminder to our lawmakers of the important work that needs to be done for the future of our state. The signs carried by the […]

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Congratulations to Minnesota’s Department of Human Services for winning a federal grant of $3M per year for the next four years ($12M total) to expand and sustain our System of Care for Children’s Mental Health!! The opportunities this grant gives to fill gaps and truly serve the children that need mental health services in our […]

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Our First Blog Post!

January 13, 2017

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It feels appropriate to write our first blog post about the Sauer Family Foundation’s 20th Anniversary. The foundation was formed in 1996 and has been an instrument for giving to those in need, bringing family and friends together to volunteer, and convening people who care about those less fortunate to talk about solutions. We celebrated […]

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