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 in 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 led by community-based organizations. We prioritize efforts that are led and influenced by Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and which are grounded in the needs of diverse Minneapolis neighborhoods.
This fund aims to prevent community violence.
This fund supports organizations and efforts focused on addressing systemic inequities and reforming the criminal justice system.
This fund supports efforts to heal individuals and communities affected by horrific tragedies, including the killing of George Floyd.
Fund for Safe Communities grants will support local organizations that are hosting gatherings and activities for Minneapolis youth and adults.Read Story
The grant will enable the Conviction Review Unit to hire a paralegal, pay for services such as forensic testing and translation, and cover other expenses.Read Story
The final round of micro grants has been awarded to local groups that have been working to address community trauma and create healing spaces in the weeks leading up to the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder.Read Story
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.