A little about us

Dave’s Compass of Hope was founded in 2019 by his family and loved ones in the wake of David Arkins’ passing. The organization was developed to help increase public awareness of the challenges of mental illness. Additionally the organization has committed to raise funds for mental health education and tools for those struggling with mental health.

In 2020, Dave’s Compass of Hope partnered with the Nickel Open Fund to further the reach of our audiences. The Nickel Open Fund has established non-profit status (501(c)(3)) that allows us to continue our mission (EIN: 82-5196694) and continue to raise funds for NAMI Minnesota and Duck Cup Memorial Fund.

Our Mission Statement

We come together to both celebrate Dave’s life and also to raise public awareness of both mental health and illness. Our hope is that through our efforts, we can lessen the shame and stigma of mental illness. We hope to empower and encourage people in need to reach out for support and help.

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