Greater Minneapolis Community Connections (GMCC - formerly Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches) serves mothers, fathers, kids and elders in the Twin Cities area and throughout greater Minnesota. Our core mission is uniting people of faith, serving people in need. We strive to prevent hunger, provide a positive foundation for youth, encourage cultural diversity, and pursue the end of poverty. 

Minnesota FoodShare fights hunger with the largest fund and food drive for local food shelves in the state, promotes healthy food and raises awareness of hunger issues, nutrition and access to government programs. Website →


Kinship of Greater Twin Cities gives a boost to youth by providing sustained, supportive relationships between individuals, couples and families for boys and girls ages 5-18 through fun activities and quality that give kids the tools they need to succeed. Website →

Urban Immersion Service Retreats (UISR) provides experiential learning opportunities that guide participants to confront the complex realities of poverty through customized retreats and trainings tailored to the specific needs of individual companies, community and congregational groups. Website →


Metro Paint-A-Thon has transitioned to Hearts & Hammers as of October 2018. Learn more about the transition here!

Metro Paint-A-Thon Website →


As we focus on serving those in need, we'd love to have your help. Any level of support helps us serve those who need it most.



We offer a wide range of opportunities for both individuals and groups of all sizes. We'd love to have you join our team!