The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC) is a non-profit formed to represent the interests of Linden Hills residents, property owner, and and business owners. LHiNC serves as a voice of Linden Hills residents, increasing community involvement, and providing two-way communication with the City of Minneapolis and within the Linden Hills community.
- Solicit and represent residents’ perspectives regarding community issues
- Increase community involvement and promote neighborhood identity
- Be the voice of the neighborhood in civic affairs affecting our community
- Promote social, cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities in the area
- Oversee implementation of the Linden Hills Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Action Plan
- Organize the Linden Hills Festival each May and manage the Festival proceeds
HOW WE'RE FUNDED
The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council has three main funding streams:
Community Participation Program (CPP)
The Community Participation Program (CPP) by the City of Minneapolis provides funding to build and support strong, sustainable and representative Minneapolis neighborhood organizations. At least $3,000,000 per year is provided to recognized Minneapolis neighborhood organizations for community participation activities in the following key areas: (1) identifying and acting on neighborhood priorities; (2) influencing City decisions on plans, policies, procedures, programs and services; and (3) increasing involvement in civic and community life.
Currently, LHiNC receives $42,000 annually from the CPP, which covers expenses for staff, insurance, communications/outreach materials and office supplies and materials.
Read LHiNC’s CPP Reports by going to this City of Minneapolis site and selecting “Linden Hills.”
Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP)
The Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) was a program started in 1994, which aimed to change the future of Minneapolis neighborhoods, making them better places tolive, work, learn and play. NRP provided funding to allow neighborhood organizations tocreate a variety of neighborhood improvement projects.
The NRP program was replaced in 2010 with the Community Participation Program (CPP),which focuses on goals related to community outreach and participation. While the NRP program is no longer active, neighborhood organizations such as LHiNC are still using legacy NRP funds for neighborhood projects.
Linden Hills has approximately $150,000 in remaining NRP funds. In the fall of 2015 LHiNC offered a survey to residents in order to gather suggestions for neighborhood improvement projects. Many excellent ideas were submitted. To analyze survey data and identify appropriate uses for the funds, LHiNC formed an NRP Committee. As the dollars being discussed are significant, the proposal was put to a community vote at the October 2016 Fall Fest/ LHiNC Election and the measure passed by large majority. Work is ongoing to implement the proposal.
Read LHiNC’s NRP Plans by going to this City of Minneapolis site and selecting “Linden Hills.”
LHiNC raises a portion of its funds through fundraising efforts, which mainly consist of two large fundraising events:
The proceeds from the Taste of Linden Hills are designated for LHiNC’s Neighborhood Grants program. The total amount of fundraising dollars fluctuate year to year, but typically bring in an average of $10,000-$15,000.