The Real Minneapolis is seeking prospects, major donors, private foundation and corporate donors. Below are suggested levels of sponsorship.
We can't even put a price on the kindness Allina has shown us! The donated office space in their Corporate Headquarters is the perfect location for our students and they love having their own workstations for distance learning. Thank you for believing in us, Allina!
Comcast donated $10,000 to our Hope Youth Center needs, which will help us pay for staffing. They also contributed invaluable products and resources including free high speed internet for our Hope Youth Center and 30 laptops for students in need! We think the in-kind donations fall in this bucket?!
Steve Van Doren, son of VANS co-founder Paul Van Doren, donated a whole truckload of Vans shoes and merch allowing us to shine a bright and radiant light on hope to our community that was suffering the most after the murder of George Floyd. We appreciate your bright and loving spirit, Steve. It was needed, and didn't go unnoticed! Stay tuned for an awesome upcoming collab with The Real Minneapolis and Vans!
Best Buy was our earliest corporate champion! They contributed $10,000 to help us get our Hope Youth Center going. We started in Phelps Park in tents due to difficulty finding anyone that would rent a space to us. Their contribution helped us purchase incredible "glamping" tents and other supplies to be able to operate the Hope Youth Center in a Park! In addition, they loaned us professional cameras to teach our BIPOC Youth Photo Classes. Youth photos coming soon!
T-Mobile donated $10,000 as part of their #CaptureKindness initiative, thank you T-Mobile! Your contribution will go directly to our staffing needs at The Hope Youth Center!
Being a fledgling nonprofit, our resources were limited, so we reached out to our neighbors at Midtown Global Market. Dana, Sean, and their team at NATIFS heard our plea and responded by donating nearly $6k in gift certificates to be used at any of the fabulous BIPOC owned food vendors in Midtown Global Market!
Dorsey & Whitney LLP has been providing us with Pro Bono Legal Services. Thank you, we love our attorney, Nur!
RT Rybak, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Minneapolis Foundation, donated $5,000 out of the Presidential Fund to help us pay for our Summer Youth Garden. The funds were used for gardening needs and to pay community teenagers $14.50 an hour throughout the summer to spearhead the garden and mentor the younger kids!
The Graves Foundation supported us with an in-kind donation of a fabulous little plot of land on the corner of 38th & Chicago, where the community teenagers planted and maintained their sweet little summer vegetable garden! They also gave us a Rapid Response grant of $5,000 that helped us purchase a desperately needed utility trailer to transport and store all of our supplies.
Marty with In•Signity, Chef Mateo of Krewe Cajun & Creole Restaurant, our fabulous team of powerhouse Executive Women that believed in us, mentored us, and advocated for us from the very beginning (you know who you are).