We come together to learn about a project or organization. We work with anyone who has an idea to make the world a better place. We then brainstorm new ideas, facilitate connections and dream together. What started as an experiment is now a way of experiencing the vibrancy of the Twin Cities.
Promoting purpose on the north side of Minneapolis and beyond. Learn about Alafia - but leave your checkbook at home. This is not a fundraiser.
Join us to learn about the local Ethiopian community - and an emerging resource for mental health. Bring your ideas, but leave your checkbook at home.
Ready for this? The FAIR Initiative will enable low-income, financially under-served consumers to effectively build and secure credit. Join us as we host Prepare + Prosper.
By Gabriella Coll at Twin Cities Producers Circle, this is the story of a grassroots community of artists who are expanding their circles through a Friendraiser with Midtown.
As I started Uprising Theatre Company I knew that I couldn’t do it alone. Theatre is, by its very nature, a group activity. From the writer to the director, from the actors to the technical crew, you need a village to raise a play.
The community started to form as soon as we launched the Kickstarter. Every person who backed us, who shared the link around, and who cheered us on became part of the community. And the financial support was massive and allowed us to proceed. But we still needed to feel more connected.
Enter the Midtown Friendraiser™.
Learn how Ace in the City, a youth and faith based nonprofit, partnered with Midtown to brainstorm ideas for an upcoming business opportunity in Minneapolis.
When Midtown received a call from a distressed, single mother named Leah, we learned she needed $150.00 to pay rent for her and her young son. Here is why we called Adam Rao.
Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church is a community with an amazing story of re-birth. About ten years ago a wall in their church came tumbling down. Our Friendraiser with Andrew Riverside sparked not only their creativity – but Midtown’s, too.
UpWorks is a Christian Community Development, 501c3, nonprofit organization. Their mission is to celebrate and develop each person’s God-given potential to contribute to our world. They envision a place where the community gathers, where relationships are formed, and where people are connected with resources and opportunities to improve their lives.
"When I returned home last night I just sat in joy and awe. Never have I been so dazed with delight as I found myself reflecting on all the light and love I received from the folks at the MIDTOWN Community FriendRaiser. Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing to help people make their dreams real. I am forever changed by your generous gift. You are all amazing!" - Vicki O'Dzy
"What if your students sang the national anthem at a Twins baseball game?" This was an idea shared with comMUSICation at the first-ever Friendraiser and it became a reality less than a year later.
You have an idea, but then the question becomes…What do I do next? Maybe it keeps you up at night. And then it gets you up in the morning. Or perhaps you’re leading an established organization challenged by a new and changing world – and it feels like a start up. Let us know your dream, your challenge, your mission, or your story.