Financial and food/supply donations are needed to help our city heal and rebuild. Here are some ways you can help:
Twin Cities Mutual Aid Map – There are innumerable donation and distribution sites across the city. This map quickly shows you the location and needs of sites open for receiving and/or distributing donations.
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund – This fund is established by George Floyd’s family to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist the family in the days to come as they continue to seek justice for George. A portion of these funds will also go to the Estate of George Floyd for the benefit and care of his children and their educational fund.
Funds or organizations dedicated to rebuilding:
- Rebuild Lake Street – The Lake Street Council (501c3) will utilize 100% of funds to help rebuild Lake Street, starting with direct support to small businesses and nonprofits to help them rebuild their storefronts, reopen their businesses and serve their neighborhoods.
- West Broadway Business and Area Coalition (Northside businesses) – WBC in partnership with Northside Funders Group will direct all donations to support Northside businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and the recent uprising.
- Friends of HCL (East Lake Library): Local Library Equity Fund) – Donations will be used to help restore the libraries most affected by the recent unrest in Minneapolis. It will also help fund new programs and resources focused on tackling the persistent poverty and inequality facing our black, brown and indigenous friends and neighbors.
Other Organizations on the Front Lines:
- African Economic Development Solutions
- Black Visions Collective
- Racial Justice Network
- Reclaim the Block
- Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar
Local news outlets have also compiled some helpful lists:
- Star Tribune: Need help? Want to help? Twin Cities groups offer resources for folks hurt by riots
- City Pages: Ready to rebuild? These groups and businesses could use your help
- Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine: Where to Support Black-Owned Businesses in the Twin Cities