Many groups are hard at work fighting for social justice reform, rebuilding our communities, and promoting food accessibility. We know this is just a fraction of the groups out there. These groups can use our help. Please click on any of the organizations' names to be directed to their website or Facebook page. Thank you to Minnesota Monthly magazine for creating this list that represents a cross-section of our community.
Black Immigrant Collective: A group that advocates for black immigrants and raises awareness of the impact immigration policy and law enforcement has on these communities
Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, Black Lives Matter St. Paul: Minneapolis’ and St. Paul’s chapters of the global activist movement that launched in 2013 following the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer
Black MN COVID-19 Response: An effort to push through policies protecting African American communities during the pandemic
Black Visions Collective: A rallying organization that leads and collaborates on campaigns pushing for racial justice across the Twin Cities
Communities United Against Police Brutality: A group that continually monitors local police brutality with the goal to “create a climate of resistance to abuse of authority by police organizations and to empower local people with a structure that can take on police brutality and actually bring it to an end”
Communities Organizing Latinx Power and Action (COPAL): A grassroots organization that works toward racial, gender, social, and economic justice across community lines
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en La Lucha (CTUL): A network dedicated to bolstering the power of low-wage workers
Du Nord Riot Recovery Fund: Du Nord Craft Sprits, a black-owned distillery in Minneapolis that was damaged, returns the favor of the support they received through a fund for black and brown companies that have also been damaged.
Help Me Breathe - Part of Youth Resources: An employment preparedness program for youth starting at age 8 through early adulthood designed to develop job and career skills while also helping to address some of the long-term systemic issues hindering our youth in economically depressed neighborhoods.
Innocence Project of Minnesota: Works to free the wrongfully convicted and prevent future wrongful convictions from occurring in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
ISAIAH: A statewide, multi-race, multi-faith coalition fighting for racial and economic justice in Minnesota
Isuroon: A grassroots nonprofit promoting the empowerment of Somali women in Minnesota and elsewhere
Minnesota Freedom Fund working to free protesters.
Minnesota Voice: A coalition of nonprofits working toward racial, social, and economic justice by increasing civic engagement and voter participation statewide, especially among underrepresented communities
NAACP MPLS: The Minneapolis branch of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization
North Star Health Collective: A group that works “in alliance with mainstream and anti-authoritarian organizations to create safe and healthy events”
Pimento Relief Fund: Relief for black businesses without insurance that have been damaged “after white supremacists set them on fire during the protests”
Pow Wow Grounds: A Native-run café that provides food, medical supplies, cooking supplies, and other needed items to the community
Racial Justice Network: A multi-racial grassroots organization for racial justice that focuses on “building bridges across racial, social, and economic lines”
Showing Up for Racial Justice-Minnesota: The local chapter of a national network that organizes white people for racial justice, via community organizing, mobilizing, and education
TakeAction MN: A statewide, multi-racial, multi-generational organization that leads campaigns in issues surrounding racial justice, including voting rights, criminal justice reform, and education
Voices for Racial Justice: A site of network-building for communities of color, with training and organizing opportunities
We Love Lake Street: Supporting efforts to rebuild South Minneapolis.
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Being part of a vibrant community includes giving back. To date we have donated $298,980.17 to community art and garden projects including in-kind and monetary gifts to the Minneapolis Park Board, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, City of Minneapolis, the Museum of Russian Art, the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to name a few.
We’ve provided 1,512 silent auction donations to worthwhile non-profit organizations throughout the Greater Twin Cities and funded 15 scholarships to the University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science.
We’ve converted 100 farm acres to sustainable, responsible, pesticide and chemical free production for our community and responsibly grown 2,317,425 plants and trees for yards across the Greater Twin Cities over the last 15 years.
We've provided enough fresh, responsibly-grown produce to feed 10,595 families and donated 15,322 pounds of produce to area food shelves last year alone. Our in-kind research donations to the University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science exceed $35,000 and the hours spent on independent farm research to pioneer a more sustainable tomorrow for our community are endless. What is your community organization passionate about? We'd love to hear! For donation requests contact us at email@example.com
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