Golden Valley Human Services Commission (GVHSC)

Plans and holds fundraisers and events to help raise money to meet previously identified human service needs in the community. Advises City Council on allocation of funds. Requires additional time commitment for planning and working at fundraisers. Members: 10 (seven citizens-at-large, two business and/or non-profit organization members, and one student). Term: Three-year staggered (one-year for student).

The deadline for 2022 Fund allocation requests is July 30, 2021.

+ Mission & Guidelines


  • Identify the community‚Äôs needs for human services.
  • Develop guidelines to evaluate funding requests and allocate funds to human service organizations that meet the identified needs of the community.
  • Determine funds needed and strategies to provide funding through charitable gambling proceeds, fundraisers, or community events.
  • Encourage and enlist participation from the greater Golden Valley community.


  • The service provided is for Golden Valley residents at a time of crisis or need.
  • The services must not be duplicated by a level of government.
  • The service must include cooperation or collaboration between organizations.
  • The organization should use the funds granted by the GVHSC to serve Golden Valley citizens.
  • Funding shall be granted to human service organizations and not to an individual or individuals.
  • Funding will not be granted to any organization licensed in the City for lawful gambling operations.
  • Funding is not intended to be used for salaries or general operating expenses.

+ Make A Donation

Help make a difference in Golden Valley and consider a tax-deductible donation of $10, $20, $30, or more.

There are two ways to give. If you choose to pay by check or money order, complete this form and follow the guidelines for mailing or drop-off. This method of giving allows the most flexibility for choosing gift size and allocation.

If you choose to pay by credit card, keep in mind your donation will be allocated evenly to the organizations you designate, due to the limitations of our payment software.

Thank you!

+ Meetings

Where: Brookview Golden Valley, 316 Brookview Pkwy (unless otherwise noted), and online via Webex.

Regular Meetings: 7 pm, fourth Tuesday of each month (unless other notice is given). BZA meetings will be cancelled due to lack of an agenda if there is no business to be discussed or if there is no quorum.

  • To monitor the meeting on Webex, call 1-415-655-0001 and enter meeting code 1774 52 7151.
  • For technical assistance, contact the City at 763-593-8007 or

+ Agendas & Minutes

Minutes and agendas are posted here as soon as they become available. Minutes remain subject to approval at the next HSC meeting.

+ Meeting Archive

+ Commissioners

  • Denise La Mere-Anderson, Chair (May 2022)
  • Aaron Black, Vice Chair (May 2022)
  • Elizabeth Burwell (May 2023)
  • Kevion Ellis (May 2024)
  • Hilmer Erickson (May 2023)
  • Mary McCormick (May 2024)
  • Caitlin Peick (May 2022)
  • Toots Vodovoz (May 2023)
  • Esther Black, Student (May 2021)

Staff Liaison

  • Brian Erickson, Recreation Supervisor