Community Partners

African Economic Development Solutions
African Career, Education & Resource, Inc.
American Indian Family Center
Casa de Esperanza
Cultural Wellness Center
Hope Community
Center for Asian Pacific Islanders
City of Lakes Community Land Trust
Dayton’s Bluff District Council
East Side Prosperity Campaign
Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation
Harrison Neighborhood Association
Juxtaposition Arts
Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota
Latino Economic Development Center
Lyndale Neighborhood Association
Minneapolis American Indian Center
Native American Community Development Institute
Neighborhood Development Center
Northside Economic Opportunity Network
New American Academy
Northside Achievement Zone
Northside Residents Redevelopment Council
Urban Homeworks

African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS) supports wealth creation within the diverse African immigrant communities in the Twin Cities region by providing customized financial literacy training, micro-entrepreneurship training, coaching assistance for individuals and small businesses, and homeownership education. Nexus funds are being used to continue to build the capacity of AEDS to build assets in Oromo,…

African Career, Education & Resource, Inc. (ACER), is a volunteer-driven, community-based organization founded in 2008 to close the resource, health, and information disparities within Minnesota’s communities of African descent, and help those communities achieve societal and economic independence. ACER received a grant from the Community Engagement Team‘s Outreach and Engagement Grants program,through which the organization…

The Eastside Financial Center is a program of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Eastside Financial Center’s services create opportunitites for people to build assets, protect against predatory financial practices, and create a strengthened and equitable community. Nexus Community Partner’s funds are helping support the work of their Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) and the development of…

Hope Community works with community residents to reclaim the Phillips neighborhood, one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. Hope’s mission is to be a catalyst for change, growth and safety. They believe in building a sustainable neighborhood model through community organization, active education, leadership and affordable housing development. Nexus funds are being…

CAPI guides refugees and immigrants in the journey toward self-determination and social equality. Nexus funds are supporting CAPI’s work in South Minneapolis and parts of North Minneapolis to increase power and improve the quality of life of residents through robust civic and political engagement and changes in public policy.

The City of Lakes Community Land Trust (CLCLT) fosters stewardship of perpetually affordable home ownership for low- and moderate-income families throughout Minneapolis. Nexus funds were provided to support CLCLT’s efforts to engage homeowners in community opportunities as well as to capture and inform people about the impact of land trust homeownership on homeowners and the…

The Dayton’s Bluff District 4 Community Council (DBCC) is a neighborhood organization designed to encourage participation in and awareness of the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood. DBCC has been an active member of the Near East Task Force, an extensive community planning process with the city of St. Paul. With other task force members, DBCC helped form…

The Harrison Neighborhood Association (HNA) fosters community awareness to improve the quality of life, to provide a forum for information and communication, to educate residents in how to resolve problems or initiate improvements, and to unite all efforts within the community in raising and acting on issues of common concern directed toward improving the quality…

Juxtaposition Arts develops community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power. Nexus funds are supporting Juxtaposition’s {Amplify} initiative, which builds relationships, social capital and engagement in North Minneapolis by increasing awareness and visibility of local assets and expanding human and physical resources.

The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) is an American Indian community development intermediary organization – the first of its kind in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. NACDI is currently working on engaging key community leaders, organizations, and funders to create the Blueprint Innovation Fund that supports the innovative implementation of strategies articulated in the…

The Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) was created to expand economic development opportunities for low- to moderate-income entrepreneurs and to build wealth in North Minneapolis. NEON serves North Minneapolis and surrounding communities in the Twin Cities region, with a particular focus on lower-income African-American entrepreneurs. Nexus funds will be used to support an assessment and…

Since its inception in 2008, New American Academy has been advocating improving the lives of East African communities, particularly Somali immigrants who are low-income and disenfranchised. The goal of their current grant program is to engage traditionally marginalized and underrepresented communities (low income, communities of color, immigrant communities and persons with disabilities) in decision-making, planning…

Urban Homeworks perpetuates the hope of Jesus Christ through innovative community development that produces dignified housing for low-income families, a strategic network of good neighbors and the redemptive development of real estate. Nexus funds supported a planning process that helped Urban Homeworks develop a strategic plan for future community engagement strategies.

The Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) advances the economic, social and cultural prosperity of Hmong-American farmers through advocacy, economic development, capacity building and research. More specifically, HAFA uses a community organizing approach to work with its members and other farmers in the Hmong community to improve their farming operations, and thereby, lift their families out…

  Appetite for Change uses food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change. They believe that when families reclaim the kitchen as a place to bond with and educate their children, then communities become stronger and more able to deal with the struggles of daily life. Bringing people together around food is…

The Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy’s mission is to work at the intersection of energy, environment and community development to develop solutions that are democratic, sustainable and socially just. Working in collaboration with grassroots communities, policy makers and researchers, CEED conducts important energy, environment, and development issues – so that all members of society…

Pillsbury United Communities is an interconnected network of diverse neighborhood centers, innovative programs, and social enterprises that work with isolated and underestimated populations to increase choice, inspire change, and strengthen connections across Minneapolis. Pillsbury United Communities offers strategic opportunities for people to participate, connect and organize; building bridges between communities and decision makers to break…