We have all heard these two meaningful sayings: “You are the change you wish to see in the world.” and “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Gandhi and Margaret Mead knew something we keep forgetting. 

Neighbors United Funding Collaborative (NUFC) is a community fund launched in 2019, led by BIPOC community members, which supports small businesses and activation projects within the neighborhoods of the Midway and Union Park. 

NUFC’s purpose is as a community fund, the group is not set up as its own 501c3. The community fund was created by two district councils, who are federally recognized 501c3s. The community fund has an official Advisory Board.

NUFC exists to provide support and funding to local retail businesses, and community artists who bring forth grassroots ideas which will benefit the neighborhoods, the businesses, and residents.

NUFC core principles include citizen-led change, community vision, social and economic justice, and collaboration.

Many of the Midway and Union Park’s small retail businesses are owned and operated by immigrants and people of color, we are committed to ensuring that our support is accessible to those businesses and has an equitable impact.

NUFC will fund grantees through a nimble grant process however, the effort is operated by volunteers, so the decision-making process takes at least a month to complete. NUFC Advisory Board Members reflect the community demographics of both residents and business owners.

If you have any questions, concerns or difficulty please contact Isabel at 651 587 3782 or email at info@midwayunited.org.

Projects would be funded within roughly a half mile of the Midway stadium super block. We are small but mighty, and most projects will likely be awarded between $5,000-20,000 initially, until the fund grows over the years.