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A (Football) Season of Giving

This season each tackle Anthony makes provides financial support to help break the cycle of poverty for single parent families by supporting Raise the Barr and our partner Jeremiah Program. Learn more.

Many times I feel alone and would rather give up as a single parent. Who am I, that through supporters like you— a blessing in disguise from God who gives me my last ounce of strength to continue to stand and fight another day. I’m at a lost for words to know I am supported by Raise The Barr committee, donors and advisers. I am honored, privileged and THRILLED to be awarded for Raise The Barr scholarship in my pursuit for higher education as a Single Mom.

— Katie Her, University of Northwestern

Your pledge or contribution will help us expand our services and programs and impact more single parent families like Katie’s.


We believe in a two-generational approach to transforming the lives of single parents and their families.

It's about more than tuition.


Our Approach

In addition to providing scholarships for tuition and childcare assistance, Raise the Barr (RTB) collaborates with other charitable organizations and corporate partners to provide single parent families access to a variety of comprehensive community resources.  We work together to remove the obstacles to higher education by providing access to such services as affordable safe housing, empowerment and financial literacy training, and job placement and coaching.  We believe in a two-generational holistic approach to transforming the lives of single parents and their families.

We continue to seek charitable nonprofit organizations and corporations that are interested in helping us develop sustainable programs that can be replicated across the country.

Apply now for the 2018/2019 scholarship cycle.  We are accepting applications from June 15 - November 15, 2018.  Single parents attending post-secondary school who are from California or Minnesota are eligible to apply.

Grant and Scholarship News

Our Graduates

We are so proud of our 2018 graduating scholarship recipients Jessica Marie Armstrong from Ashford University, Heidi Davis from the University of Minnesota, Jenna Michaud from the University of St. Thomas, Janine Radoc from Cal Baptist University and Brandi Zetwick from Bemidji State!

We can't wait to see what the future holds for you!

Recent Grants

   Read about   our newest scholarship recipients including A’BrynaWare (pictured).   Applications   are open until Nov 15, 2018.

Read about our newest scholarship recipients including A’BrynaWare (pictured). Applications are open until Nov 15, 2018.

 The Vikings held practice at Anthony’s high school Loyola High School in Los Angeles. Anthony recently made a $25,0000 personal gift (not from RTB) to support Loyola High School’s football team. This is the second gift Anthony has made to the team.   Read more  about the Vikings practice at Loyola High School.

The Vikings held practice at Anthony’s high school Loyola High School in Los Angeles. Anthony recently made a $25,0000 personal gift (not from RTB) to support Loyola High School’s football team. This is the second gift Anthony has made to the team. Read more about the Vikings practice at Loyola High School.

 Raise the Barr announces grants to Jeremiah Program (Twin Cities) and University of Minnesota’s Student Parent HELP Center (SPHC) to launch a Raise the Barr Emergency Fund at each charity.   Read mor   e.

Raise the Barr announces grants to Jeremiah Program (Twin Cities) and University of Minnesota’s Student Parent HELP Center (SPHC) to launch a Raise the Barr Emergency Fund at each charity. Read more.

 Thanks to a $50,000 grant from Country Financial, Jeremiah Program has a new computer room.   Read more.     Watch video

Thanks to a $50,000 grant from Country Financial, Jeremiah Program has a new computer room. Read more.

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MEET OUR Two Generations of Impact

Learn about our impact and meet more of our scholarship recipients.

 2018/2019 scholarship recipient Jamie Schultz and her family. Jamie is attending the University of Minnesota.

2018/2019 scholarship recipient Jamie Schultz and her family. Jamie is attending the University of Minnesota.

 Our newest 2018/2019 scholarship recipient, Katie Her, with her family.

Our newest 2018/2019 scholarship recipient, Katie Her, with her family.

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