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Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund

In partnership with the Minneapolis Foundation and the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, we've established the Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund to provide immediate support for small businesses owned by Black, Indigenous and People of Color that were damaged due to the civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd.

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Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund FAQs

  • What is the purpose of the Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund and how will the money be spent?

    The civil unrest sparked by the murder of George Floyd has resulted in significant property damage in cultural corridors where Black, Indigenous and People of Color work and own businesses – areas that serve as the life force of surrounding neighborhoods. The fund will cover repairs, equipment, technology, building materials, relocation expenses and more to help support these small businesses.

  • Is there a geographic focus for this Fund?

    The fund will prioritize support to the three hardest hit districts—the West Broadway corridor in Minneapolis, Lake Street in Minneapolis and University Avenue in St. Paul. Support is not limited to just these areas, any area affected by the unrest is able to receive support.

  • How will organizations be selected to receive funds?

    Organizations will be invited to apply for funding. Grants will be distributed to nonprofits and community organizations that support small business development.

  • When will funds be distributed into the community?

    Funds will be distributed in late June 2020 and organizations receiving funding will be listed on the Greater Twin Cities United Way website.

  • How can people help?

    The Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund is currently closed for on-line donations.

     

    If you would like to support the fund or have any questions about it, please contact Jeff Halbur at Jeff.Halbur@gtcuw.org. We appreciate your interest in supporting the greater twin cities community during this critical time.

  • In addition to the Fund, how are The Minneapolis Foundation, the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, and Greater Twin Cities United Way working together to help?

    The three organizations are partnering in a multi-year collaboration to drive transformational change in the criminal justice system. They will learn from, support and partner with people who are directly impacted by disparities that result from systemic inequities. Huda Ahmed, a transformational change expert, community activist and Humphrey Policy Fellow Alum, will lead this work and support the collaboration in partnership with the broader community.

Thank you for your interest in the The Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund. Currently the fund is closed for on-line donations.

 

If you would like to support the fund or have any questions about it, please contact Jeff Halbur at Jeff.Halbur@gtcuw.org. We appreciate your interest in supporting the greater twin cities community during this critical time.