Fund For Safe Communities
The Fund for Safe Communities was established in 2018 to support tangible, specific, and meaningful actions to address and prevent violence. The inaugural grant round took place during the spring of 2020 under the leadership of an advisory committee made up of emerging leaders who have personal experience with community violence.
How it Works
Through this fund, we distribute grants for direct service programs, communication, advocacy, and organizing efforts led by community-based organizations. We prioritize BIPOC-led and influenced efforts that are grounded in the needs of diverse Minneapolis neighborhoods.
This fund aims to prevent further violence throughout communities.
This fund supports organizations and efforts that address systemic inequities and reform the criminal justice system.
The goal of this grant is to also heal individuals and communities affected by horrific tragedies including the killing of George Floyd.
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Minnesota Task Force on Policing
The task force offered recommendations for how to prevent law enforcement from using deadly force on civilians — and how best to respond when police do kill people.
Inspired in part by the leadership shown by students who were affected by the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Fund for Safe Communities emphasizes the importance of work led by emerging leaders. The Fund is advised by a committee of young adults who, in a variety of ways, have been personally affected by gun violence in Minneapolis.