Want to donate or volunteer? Here are ways to give back to our communities:
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Donate to Rebuilding efforts
- Al Maa’uun – Organization with deep roots in North Minneapolis, serving thousands of households each year with food and critical supplies.
- Appetite for Change – Building health, wealth, and social change through youth and workforce development programs, social enterprises, and policy initiative, building community capacity to engage with the food system.
- Black Table Arts – Gathering Black communities through the arts, towards better black futures.
- Black Women Speak – Gathering Black Women in Minnesota to share our experiences in order to heal, find joy and move toward liberation on our own terms!
- Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) – A worker-led org where workers organize, educate and empower each other to fight for a voice in their workplaces and in their communities.
- CLUES Minnesota – Latin@ resource and service org helping Lake St workers who can’t file for unemployment due to immigration status.
- Division of Indian Work – Supporting and strengthening urban American Indian people through culturally-based education, traditional healing approaches, and leadership development. One of their most relevant resources right now is their food shelf.
- Isuroon – Grassroots org working to promote the well-being and empowerment of Somali women in Minnesota and beyond.
- Joyce Preschool – Emergency fund for families who had to evacuate their homes near Lake St last week, and who are now coming back to a devastated neighborhood with no grocery stores within walking distance.
- Little Earth Residents Association – Food and safety needs for residents of Little Earth of United Tribes.
- Midtown Global Market Mend – Friends of Global Market donations will go directly to help repair the damage and to help rebuild our small businesses throughout our community.
- Migizi Communications – Indigenous youth org on Lake St that advances a message of success, well-being and justice for the American Indian community. Help them rebuild completely after the fires Friday night.
- Minnesota Healing Justice Network – Provides a supportive professional community and mutual aid network for wellness and healing justice practitioners who also identify as IBPOC. More ways to help here.
- Pimento Relief Fund – The Association for Black Economic Power is partnering with Pimento to provide black business without insurance relief after white supremacists set them on fire during the protests.
- PPNA – Renters Support Fund operated by the Minneapolis Renters’ Coalition – Group of Powderhorn residents, community organizations, and neighborhood organizations committed to supporting renters in our community.
- Southside Harm Reduction Services – Working within a harm reduction framework to promote the human rights to health, safety, autonomy, and agency among people who use substances.
- Spiral Collective – Volunteer full-spectrum reproductive options and support group comprised of doulas, birth-workers, and passionate reproductive justice advocates. based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, occupied Dakhóta territories.
- Women for Political Change – Holistically investing in the leadership and political power of young women and trans & non-binary individuals throughout Minnesota.
Donate to Help Small Businesses Recover
- Du Nord Riot Recovery Fund – Black-owned distillery with a building that was damaged. They’ve “received a tidal wave of love and support from across the nation and many have asked how they can help… Therefore, Du Nord is establishing this fund to support black and brown companies affected by the riots.”
- Frogtown & Rondo Community Business Recovery Fund – Funds support damage recovery and of impacted Frogtown and Rondo community-owned businesses.
- Fund for Asian Businesses Harmed by the Unrests – Led by Asian Economic Development Association
- Latino Community on Lake Street – Fundraiser for multiple Latinx-owned businesses on Lake St.
- Northside Funders Group – Collaboration with West Broadway Business and Area Coalition, supporting Northside businesses that have been impacted by recent demonstrations. Hasn’t raised nearly as much as Lake St yet, so let’s work together to change that.
- Powwow Grounds – Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org Native-run cafe, currently providing meals to elders, protectors and community, purchasing medical supplies, fire supplies, cooking supplies
- Trio Plant Based – Minnesota’s first & only Black owned plant-based/vegan restaurant, right on Lake St at Lyndale Ave. Owned and operated by Louis Hunter, a cousin of Philando Castile, who was targeted by SPPD in 2016 with unjust felony riot charges which were then eventually dropped. Louis has been defending the restaurant and they need our support now more than ever to thrive.
- We Love Lake Street – Lake Street Council, giving 100% for Lake St businesses to rebuild. As of 9pm 6/2 already over $4M.
Social Justice/Action Organizations
- Black Immigrant Collective – Black-led immigrant org that amplifies and makes visible the voices of Black immigrants in Minnesota. Work includes: mutual aid support; deportation & detention defense; local, state, & federal policy and resource sharing including legal support.
- Black Visions Collective – An organization dedicated to Black liberation and to collective liberation.
- Legal Rights Center – Providing jail support and free criminal defense for low-income people especially BIPOC.
- Minnesota Freedom Fund – Pays criminal bail and immigration bond for those who cannot afford to.
- TC Care Collective – South-Minneapolis based rad worker-owned childcare co-op working to provide easy access childcare by and for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and queer organizers and families.
Support Northland Communities
- Duluth NAACP
- Clayton Jackson Memorial Fund
- Family Freedom Center
- Family Rise Together
- American Indian Community Housing Organization
- Talking with Young Kids about Racism, Police Brutality, and Protests – click here
- Virtual Conversations on Systemic Racism – Workshops are held on 6/28, 7/12, and 7/19 (2-3PM) – click here
- Solidarity Conversations – click here
- Places of Sanctuary – click here
- Give back to businesses in need here.
- Live map of stores that are currently open here.
- Black-owned businesses to support here.
- Minneapolis Resources – click here
- Community Violence: Reactions and Actions in Dangerous Times – click here
- Restoring a Sense of Well-Being in Children After a Disaster – click here
- Secondary Traumatic Stress A Fact Sheet for Organizations Employing Community Violence Workers – click here
- Tips for Survivors: Coping with Grief After Community Violence – click here
*Additional organizations and resources are listed in the articles above.