Achieving Dreams

Achieving Dreams strives to increase the ability of youth and adults to grow and succeed in our community by providing funding for their participation in organized activities that engage in the positive building of self-esteem, personal development, artistic inspiration and education.

Frequently Asked Questions

Achieving Dreams receives funds by operating concession stands at various venues throughout the Twin Cities.  Additional funds are raised through flower sales and other special events.

The amount raised varies depending on the venue and event.  For 2022, Twins events offered a guaranteed donation of $125 per game and $150 for non-holiday weekday day games. Gophers football, Lynx/Timberwolves, and Wild Games have been minimum of $90 and Vikings a minimum of $150.

You must be 16* or older to volunteer at Allianz Field, Huntington Bank Stadium, Target Field, and US Bank Stadium. To volunteer at Target Center or the Xcel Energy Center you must be at least 18 years old. 

*Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian that is also volunteering at the same event. 

Individuals volunteer in concessions at the Twins, Vikings, Gopher, Timberwolves, Lynx and MN United as well as participating in flower sales and other fundraising events.

An Achieving Dreams’ volunteer raises between $90 and $150 per event to add to the grant fund pool, depending on the venue. 

Grants are awarded to support children and adults with activities such as:

  • Sports fees

  • Dance lessons

  • Music and voice lessons

  • Enrichment activities (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4H, school clubs)

  • Education, tuition, and books (kindergarten through college).

  • Church activities, Mission Trips, church camps, youth groups