Minneapolis raised development leaders, government advisors, community organizers, and business development executives developed The Urban Impact website to recognize, support, and amplify the voices of groups and organizations making a better life for the least among us.
The Urban Impact website serves as a resource to raise funds, promote change-makers, and connect volunteers and donors to vetted organizations and groups on the front lines of making a difference in everyday people's lives.
The Urban Impact supports groups serving the millions of underserved residents facing ever-growing challenges and more pronounced crises each day.
Our first featured project, NORTHSIDE IMPACT FUND, was established initially to raise money for North Minneapolis. Our efforts have grown nationally and continue to help thousands of families since launching in May 2020.
The NORTHSIDE IMPACT FUND is a Minneapolis Foundation "Donor Advised Fund" established to support organizations on the frontlines to stabilize and work towards an inclusive, safe, and prosperous America. Every dollar that comes into the fund, save for a 2% MF admin fee, supports a coalition of national community partners.
Each organization is either a 501c3 or fiscally sponsored by an existing 501c3. Each organization is vetted and has a track record of achievement, positive results, and fiscal responsibility. Each organization has been working in underserved communities for years and will continue to work, even at their own expense, for their residents long after the cameras leave, and national interest wanes.