Artspace For Change

Donate funds, time, and/or supplies to the local organizations safeguarding our communities in the Twin Cities and those who are providing resources for those seeking social change.

Artspace For Change

Below is a list of recommendations of organizations in the Twin Cities we recommend supporting during this time of civil unrest. Support can look like:

  • Donations
  • Volunteer time
  • Providing supplies for community members

We encourage you to seek an opportunity to provide support. Organizations are listed by neighborhood, where applicable. Thank you!

Organizations that are open to provide direct resources (supplies, funds) to Twin Cities community members are marked with an asterisk. 

Updated: 6.05.2020

 

General Resources

Twin Cities Aid Map: Find locations open for receiving and distributing donations, as well as options for volunteering, in real-time. If you are most interested in finding out where to drop off supply donations, or where to receive them, we encourage you to start here. 
Does not directly accept funding.

Resources to Support the Minneapolis Protests: A living document with options for engagement.
Does not directly accept funding.

MPD 150: Working towards a police free Minneapolis

Black Visions Collective: Creating healing and transformative justice principles

Women for Political Change*: Holistically invests in the leadership and political power of young women and trans & non-binary individuals throughout Minnesota. Has a Mutual Aid resources and Frontline Funds.

Reclaim the Block: Promoting community health and safety, without the police. 

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha: Dedicated to a vision of an empowered community of workers.

MN Healing Justice Network: Providing a supportive professional community and mutual aid network for wellness and healing justice practitioners who also identify as IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, or People of Color)

Justice in June: Become a better ally to the Black community - this document provides resources to build your allyship throughout June (and beyond).

Anti-racism resources for non POCI: A crowd sourced compiled list of reading materials, podcasts, and video resources for those beginning in anti-racism work due to the growing national movement against racism in America.

 

Northside Organizations and Resources

Northside Business Support: Directing funds to Northside businesses that have been affected by COVID-19 and the uprising. 

West Broadway Business And Area Coalition: Supporting local business owners and businesses.

Al Maa'uun*: Meeting the needs of their neighbors in North Minneapolis

People and Pets Together*: Providing pet food to food shelves.

North Point Health and Wellness Center Food Shelf*: Currently prioritizing financial donations.

Will Tree Healing Center*: Currently servicing Northside residents only.
Does not directly accept funding.

 

Southside Organizations and Resources

We Love Lake Street: Rebuilding Lake Street's small businesses and community organizations.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church*: Receiving and distributing donations for those in need, volunteer work needed. 

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.

Abubakar As-saddique Islamic Center*: Accepting and distributing supply donations.

YWCA Midtown*: Providing and distributing resources and supplies.

 

Midway Organizations and Resources

Bethlehem Lutheran In-The-Midway*: Receiving and distributing donations for those in need, volunteer work needed. 

Midway United Fund: Serving the Union Park and Hamline Midway neighborhoods through supporting small businesses, placemaking, and investing in public art.

Model Cities of Saint Paul*: Providing social and economic prosperity by providing access to opportunities that stabilize and develop families and communities; receiving and distributing donations.

Hallie Q. Brown Community Center*: providing access to critical human services, fostering and promoting personal growth, and developing community leadership; receiving and distributing donations.