The Minnesota Helps - North Minneapolis Recovery Fund was created to provide for the short- and long-term recovery needs of North Minneapolis residents affected by the May 22 tornado. Funding has been distributed to the following nonprofit and public agencies who are addressing the housing and human service needs of residents who were impacted by the storm.
The Minnesota Helps - North Minneapolis Recovery Fund is no longer accepting applications for funding. We thank all of the organizations that have assisted in the recovery process.
North Minneapolis residents impacted by the tornado should call the hotline at (612) 787-3730 Monday through Friday from 9am - 6pm to get connected with support. See Get Help for more resources.
Elim Transitional Housing - $35,000
For temporary emergency housing and rental assistance to families impacted by the tornado.
Heading Home Hennepin - $100,000
establish a short-term rental subsidy program to assist families
impacted by the tornado. Funds will provide short-term rental assistance
for those affected by the tornado.
Minneapolis Urban League – $25,000
To provide information and referral services to tenants and uninsured
homeowners. Assist residents with landlord/tenet issues through a
collaboration with Legal Aid and Volunteer Lawyers Network.
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. – $50,000
assist under-insured Northside homeowners in making repairs to damaged
property with homeowners, volunteers, and 70 partner agencies
(congregations and community groups) through NCRT.
Urban Homeworks - $50,000
Northside Community Response Team, to make repairs to 30-50 homes and
protect uninsured homeowners from further property damage.
Urban Homeworks - $10,000
participation of Northside minority contractors in tornado response
efforts and assist in their certification and quality control.
EMERGE Community Development - $19,834
For costs associated with the Rapid Response Center and emergency support and to support ongoing tornado relief services throughout the summer. EMERGE's Rapid Response Call Center received over 600 calls in four days – providing phone referrals and responding directly to assessment team requests to deliver emergency supplies/services including shelter assistance, meals, and transportation to 219 different households in the path of the tornado.
MAD DADS – $10,000
To provide basic needs, street outreach, counseling, and transportation services to those impacted by the tornado.
Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support - $115,242
The Disaster Recovery Center in North Minneapolis provided 2,200 households with emergency supplies
Northside Community Response Team - $25,000
To continue to provide financial assistance to families impacted by the tornado.
Operation Living Hope - $5,000
To distribute food to individuals and families impacted by the tornado.
Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) – $35,000
To provide emergency financial assistance to families in the impacted zones. Grant will also support the restoration of PUC's offices that were damaged as a result of the tornado.
Prayer Center – $5,000
To expand the center's community dinner services for individuals and families impacted by the tornado.
Project for Pride in Living (PPL) - $5,000
For emergency tornado relief efforts in the days following the storm in North Minneapolis. PPL provided services to residents in their Camden neighborhood affordable housing site. PPL provided emergency supplies, certificates for food, transportation, and urgent needs while also connecting them to other resources available.
Sabathani Community Center - $35,000
To provide basic needs and emergency assistance including case management.
Second Harvest Heartland - $31,701
To work with North Minneapolis partner agencies to provide food and basic needs to those impacted by the tornado. Second Harvest Heartland will continue to partner with both the Salvation Army and NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, Inc. by continuing food distributions to tornado affected neighborhoods.
World Vision - $9,507
For tornado emergency relief efforts in the days following the storm in North Minneapolis. World Vision Twin Cities' staff have distributed over 29 pallets of essential basic needs product such as personal care and hygiene packs, coolers, blankets, cleaning supplies, new clothes, and toys to 1,975 children and 542 adults in the tornado impacted areas in North Minneapolis.
Change, Inc. – $12,500
To provide mental health services to Hmong International Academy students impacted by the tornado and their families.
ECHO Minnesota – $25,000
To develop outreach tools to reach those most venerable for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
Northside Community Response Team (NCRT) - $370,750
To support an overall management plan of human needs of those impacted by the tornado. As part of the NCRT response, over 20 nonprofit agencies in north Minneapolis are working in collaboration to provide a variety of long-term recovery services.
Jordan New Life HUB - $20,000
To assist residents with tenant/landlord work and mitigation services, and provide behavioral health support to adults and youth impacted by the tornado.
Asian Media Access - $12,000
To provide support for loss/damage sustained by 30 Asian households.
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities -$30,435
Extend youth development programs serving youth and families affected by the tornado. The award will provide extended Club hours of operation to support 125-130 youth affected by the tornado, field trips, and meals to families affected by the tornado.
To provide mental health services to 300 children and 30 teachers in six locations, including three Northside Achievement Zone early childhood sites.
Kwanzaa Community Church -$35,000
To support the Trauma/Crisis Support program and increase the number of children, youth and families affected by the tornado served through its Summer Freedom School program.
Minneapolis Beacons Network - $35,000
Expansion of their Youth Enrichment Project services in neighborhoods in North Minneapolis affected by the tornado. Through partnerships with Minneapolis Public Schools Summer School, Beacons will offer programming to 200 youth and their families this summer by extending youth programming into August, targeting the neighborhoods hardest hit by the tornado.
North Community YMCA -$35,000
Expansion of summer program services and camp scholarships for youth impacted by the tornado. Support from The grant will provide a safe space for 125 youth that includes activities, breakfast, snacks, lunch and outdoor programming opportunities to give them a community based outlet.
Northside Achievement Zone - $35,000
To support an Emergency Child Care Tornado Relief Fund, which will provide scholarships for licensed child care services to families impacted by the tornado for the duration of the summer.
Phyllis Wheatley Community Center - $21,400
To provide short-term child care services, youth programming, and case management for families impacted by the tornado.
Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC) - $35,000
PCYC will support families by providing basic supplies and transportation service throughout the summer as families recover from the aftermath of this crisis. PCYC will also provide safe spaces and programs for children and youth over the summer through the Summer Friends program.
Shiloh International Temple – $25,908
To support a summer program for school-aged children affected by the tornado, and provide basic needs assistance to families.
YWCA of Minneapolis - $6,250
To provide a K-8 summer youth program for young people impacted by the tornado at Hmong International Academy's YWCA Beacons Learning Center.
EMERGE Community Development - $30,881
StreetWerks Youth Program, to assist local residents affected by the tornado in North Minneapolis in removing debris and beautification efforts
EMERGE, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board on behalf of the NCRT - $117,500
To support a YouthCrew program that will provide employment through the summer for 150 youth from the tornado impacted zone.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board - $35,000
A youth summer employment program in the North Minneapolis's tornado disaster zone that will allow youth to participate in a 9-week summer program where they can earn a wage, improve their reading and math ability, and gain life skills.
North Community Response Team - $100,000
To support a construction workforce project that will recruit, train, and employ residents from North Minneapolis to support rebuilding efforts and prepare participants for career opportunities in construction and building trades.
Tree Trust - $24,152
Youth job training program that will help repair and rehab homes and rental units damaged by the tornado. This experience will not only allow youth to earn a wage, but will also allow them to rebuild North Minneapolis and have a direct impact in their neighborhood.
Catalyst Community Partners - $22,000
To support a community engagement strategy to help in a common visioning for reinvestment opportunities in North Minneapolis.
Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) - $35,000
To assist small businesses impacted by the tornado. The grant will support at least 150 businesses with the following services: technical assistance, pro bono legal assistance, assessment and repairs to property damage.
West Broadway Business and Area Coalition - $35,000
To provide outreach and loan assistance to businesses affected by the tornado who are eligible for the City of Minneapolis' Recovery Loan Program.
page updated 3/9/12