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Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund

In partnership with the Minneapolis Foundation and the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, we established the Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund to provide 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 was the purpose of the Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund and what was the money used for?

    The civil unrest sparked by the murder of George Floyd 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. As a result, the Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund raised more than $3.2 million dollars to cover repairs, equipment, technology, building materials, relocation expenses and more in support of these small businesses.

  • Was there a geographic focus for this fund?

    The fund prioritized support to the three hardest hit districts—the West Broadway corridor in Minneapolis, Lake Street in Minneapolis and University Avenue in St. Paul—but support was not limited to these areas.

  • How were organizations selected to receive funds?

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

  • When were funds distributed into the community?

    Funds were distributed during the summer of 2020. The organizations that received funding are as follows:

    African Development Center

    African Economic Development Solutions

    American Indian Community Development Corporation/NADC

    Asian Economic Development Association

    Black Women’s Wealth Alliance

    Lake Street Council

    Latino Economic Development Center

    Neighborhood Development Center

    New American Development Center

    Northside Economic Opportunity Network

    Northside Funders Group/West Broadway Coalition

  • How can people help?

    The Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund is currently closed for online donations. If you have any questions or would like to further support this work, please contact Jeff Halbur at Jeff.Halbur@gtcuw.org.

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

    Our three organizations are partnering in a multi-year collaboration to drive transformational change in the criminal justice system. We 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, is leading this work and supporting the collaboration in partnership with the broader community.

The Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund is currently closed for online donations. If you have any questions or would like to further support this work, please contact Jeff Halbur at Jeff.Halbur@gtcuw.org.