The Hennepin County Special Gift Fund was established in 1970 to provide financial assistance to Human Services and Public Health Department clients who are faced with a crisis or have special needs when no other resources are available. The client's case manager makes the request for funds on behalf of the client. Individual requests are generally limited to $200 per client and supply such needs as clothing, housing, food and treatment options.
Minnesota Statute 465.03 requires that gifts to counties be accepted by resolution of the governing body and adopted by a two-thirds majority. An annual report containing a summary of 2017 donations and expenditures is attached.