Introducing our 2020 partnerships for giving! Each month we are partnering with a different organization that is making a positive impact in our community and beyond. In our partnerships we will raise funds by donating a portion of every #1 pizza purchased, share the organization’s mission and the work being done, and get involved in local events.

2020 Partnerships

January– Youth Farm

“At Youth Farm we utilize food as a catalyst for social change, for community engagement, for leadership development – Food is our tool to change the world. We farm to educate and train through gardens and greenhouses. We cultivate leadership through year round programming focused on planting, growing, preparing and selling the food we grow.”

February– Friends of Hennepin County Library Library

“Our mission is to nourish minds, transform lives and build community together. We envision a Hennepin County where library services ensure every person has the opportunity and resources to read, graduate, engage, work and learn.”

March– We Are All Criminals

“We Are All Criminals is a non-profit organization dedicated to challenging society’s perceptions of what it means to be “criminal.” Through shared stories of those who committed or were accused of committing crimes, those who got away with them, and those who have been directly affected by the criminal justice system, we seek to erase the barriers that separate us.”

April– St. Stephen’s Human Services

“Our mission at St. Stephen’s Human Services is ending homelessness. We meet people where they are, supporting individuals and families experiencing homelessness in achieving permanent, affordable housing. We provide comprehensive services across the continuum from precariously housed to unsheltered, sheltered, and housed. Learn more, including how you can volunteer or donate.”

May– The Loft Literary Center

“Founded in 1974 (incorporated in 1975), the Loft is a haven for readers and writers; one of the largest centers of its kind of the country. Our mission is to advance the artistic development of writers, foster a thriving literary community, and inspire a passion for literature.”

June– N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care

“ The N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care conducts cutting-edge translational Alzheimer’s disease research. Your support will play an important role in our efforts to improve care, understand the basic mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease, and develop a cure.”


July– The Sheridan Story

“ The Sheridan Story is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to fight child hunger through community and school partnerships. We strive to make a difference in children’s lives by specifically focusing on the food gaps – the times when children aren’t in school to access meal programs. The Sheridan Story supports families with programming over the weekends, summers, and extended school breaks.”

August– Center for Victims of Torture

“The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture and violent conflict. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture.”

September– Operation Warm

“Operation Warm provides warmth, confidence and hope to children in need through the gift of brand new winter coats. We believe a brand new coat is more than a coat. Through serving millions of children in need across North America, we have seen that a brand new coat offers a child physical and emotional warmth, confidence to socialize and succeed, and hope of a brighter future.”

October– Planned Parenthood

“Planned Parenthood is passionate about three things: sexual and reproductive health care, education, and advocacy. At Planned Parenthood, you get expert care from an organization that shares your values.”

November– Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

“The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) is the organization of choice for those who are serious, passionate, and committed to curing diabetes. Its mission – to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now – is a testament to the belief that tomorrow is not soon enough to cure those living with diabetes.”

December– Pet Project Rescue

” PPR missions is to end animal homelessness and suffering by focusing on reducing the homeless animal population at its source by providing free spay/neuter services for animals both in our local MN community and Mexico.  PPR believes that all animals deserve a loving and healthy life. In order to fully provide for animals in need we dedicate our time and energy to help animals locally and beyond by providing free vet care for low-income communities while also striving to make Minneapolis a no-kill city!”

Future Partners

Interested in being a Black Sheep partner or requesting a gift card donation for your event? Black Sheep Pizza supports local fundraising and charity events for organizations through the donation of gift cards and swag. Each year there will be 6 rotating spots for Donation Partnership Program, so please share with us organizations you’d like to see featured. We would like to grant all requests but we must limit the number of contributions and priority is given as follows:

Arts Organizations
Education Organizations
Social Service Organizations
Medical Organizations and Medical Research

Donation requests must be submitted 3-6 weeks prior to your event by mail to:

Black Sheep Pizza
Attn: Elizabeth Smith
600 Washington Ave N., Ste B101
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Please include the following with your donation request:

Name, date and description of event
Tax ID Number
Name, phone number, mailing address and email of a contact person.