Never has there been a more crucial time for members of communities across the nation to come together and support local businesses and organizations that they love. If you’re looking to do some good in the Twin Cities, here are 10 organizations that are currently seeking donations and support during this difficult time.
Black Visions Collective envisions a world in which all Black Lives Matter. The organization is accepting donations to further its pursuit and commitment to dismantling systems of oppression and violence.
Hunger Solutions works to end hunger throughout the entire state. The organization takes action to assure food security for all Minnesotans by supporting agencies and programs that provide food to those in need, advancing sound public policy, and guiding grassroots advocacy.
The OneMPLS Fund is one of many resources that civic and philanthropic organizations are deploying to support the needs of individuals, nonprofits and other organizations in the Twin Cities. All donations received at this time will go to support businesses that have been impacted by the recent uprising.
Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance works to align partners and communities committed to the growth and success of Native-owned businesses, entrepreneurs and artisans by connecting them to resources and providers that offer equitable access, are innovative, and understand Native business and communities. The organization aims to transform Native communities by supporting and advocating for culturally effective entrepreneurial creativity, sound business models and practices, and pro-social economic growth.
Minnesota Voice is a member-based coalition of nonprofits working toward permanent change in racial, social and economic justice by increasing civic engagement and voter participation across the state, ensuring that every Minnesotan’s voice is heard. The coalition is currently taking donations at this time.
Neighbors United Funding Collaborative exists to provide funding to residents, businesses and community organizations that bring forth innovative ideas and projects focusing on economic development, place making, public art, preventing displacement, and preserving what we love most about our community. The organization’s core principles include citizen-led change, community vision, cost effectiveness and collaboration.
West Broadway Business and Area Coalition in partnership with Northside Funders Group is directing all donations during this time to support Northside businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak and the recent uprising.
The Pimento Relief Fund is an initiative of the Association for Black and Economic Power. Named for the restaurant proudly situated on Minneapolis’s beloved Eat Street, its goal is to provide Black-owned businesses relief to help them rebuild.
Take Action Minnesota is an organization working toward building a people-powered hub for Minnesota’s progressive movement and bringing together people and organizations to make it more politically possible. Founded in 2006, the organization exists because the challenges that communities face are bigger than one campaign or election cycle.
The Lake Street Council is donating 100% of funds to help rebuild Lake Street, starting with direct support to small businesses and nonprofits to help rebuild storefronts, reopen businesses and serve its neighborhoods.