We create life-enriching spaces
for youth with
Because every child deserves a space that brings out their best
Joy Collaborative is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization serving youth in need. We are based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Joy Collaborative was inspired by a desire to champion for kids and youth living with conditions that limit their activity and often keep them isolated.
Harnessing the power of design, we create one-of-a-kind "Joy Rooms" that bring delight, enhance independence, create community and foster well-being.
We are a partnership of impassioned doers and givers.
Designers, architects, builders, donors, volunteers and sponsors come together to transform environments from a place kids have to be to a setting where they — and others — want to be.
In addition to helping individual families, Joy Rooms are accessible to more than 5,000 kids through public spaces and facilities.
of Minnesota's youth under 18 are living
with a disability.
of them live in the
7-county Metro Area
people can currently access Joy Rooms in the Twin Cities
Bringing kids hope
Enhancing physical and mental health & well-being
Combatting social isolation
Facilitating daily living
Help us grow!
We are experiencing explosive growth
and need your help to continue our work
for kids with life-limiting conditions.
We’re setting an ambitious goal —
to raise $30K by the end of this year to support the development of our Joy Rooms.
No donation is too small. And every donation helps us provide these uplifting
and empowering spaces to more children. We invite you to watch inspiring footage
of kids seeing their spaces for the first time. It truly is JOY.
As a thank you for your support, we’ll be providing spotlights to our top 30 donors this year.
We want to recognize you for your commitment to providing Joy.
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Meet Mark Ostrom, Founder and Joy Maker
"Working with Mark was a pleasure! He really listened to us to understand our mission and vision and partnered with us to create a space that fit with our culture and context. Mark sees things from a different and unique perspective; he looks at what a space could be and how to make that come to life."
Kyle Robinson, Eden Prairie Campus Pastor