OneMPLS Rebuild

Our OneMPLS Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations that support BIPOC-led Minneapolis businesses that were economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and which are now facing additional financial distress as a result of the civic unrest following the killing of George Floyd. We will support Community Development Financial Institution (CDFIs) intermediaries, technical service providers, and collaboratives serving impacted BIPOC businesses in Lake Street, North Minneapolis, and University Avenue areas.
 

Purpose

Funds will be deployed to support immediate and short-term (1-6 months) strategies to assist Minneapolis BIPOC businesses as they navigate challenges related to financial crisis, damage, and destruction due to public unrest after the killing of George Floyd and longstanding injustice in Minneapolis.

We will fund:

  • Direct financial support for the immediate relief, transition, or closure of BIPOC-led businesses.
  • Technical assistance, immediate support, legal consultation, and protection from predatory practices.
  • Organizational capacity of intermediaries and technical assistance providers as they manage the added financial and physical challenges of supporting businesses impacted by the pandemic.
  • Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofits or have a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor in order to be eligible for this funding opportunity.
  • Questions? We’re hosting a Zoom meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 30 to share information and answer questions about this grant round.

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Grant Details
  • Approximately $1.7 million is available.
  • Collaborative requests are encouraged.
  • Grantees will be required to submit a brief narrative report and itemized budget at the conclusion of the grant.

 

Timeline

The application process opens on July 23, 2020 at 1 p.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. on August 17, 2020. Decisions will be made by September 9, 2020.
 

Ready to Apply?

Email Patrice Relerford at prelerford@mplsfoundation.org or Jo-Anne Stately at jstately@mplsfoundation.org for all inquiries. Due to high demand, email is most efficient way to get a hold of either Patrice or Jo-Anne. If necessary, phone calls can be scheduled after an email is sent. Please only contact one of them – not both.