The Neighbors United Funding Collaborative will donate 100% of funds to rebuild Midway, starting with direct support to small businesses and nonprofits to help them rebuild their storefronts, reopen their businesses and serve our neighborhood.

Many of Midway’s small businesses are owned and operated by immigrants and people of color, and we are committed to ensuring that our support is accessible to all businesses and has an equitable impact. As we work to allocate and distribute these funds, we will focus on helping the hardest-hit and most vulnerable businesses in our community.

Volunteers work inside and outside to clean up the broken glass at the Leeann Chin restaurant on University Ave. in St. Paul Friday, May 29, 2020. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)
(John Autey / Pioneer Press)

We Need Your Support

We are seeking donors from within and outside the Midway to grow the fund. Please click here to donate and actively shape the Midway community for generations to come.

Current Contributors

The fund has been jump-started by donations from Minnesota United, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Hamline University, Concordia University, the Dark Clouds, and individual donors.

Supporter levels

  • Supporter: $1 to $499
  • Neighbor: $500 to $4,999
  • Friend: $5,000 to $49,999
  • Partner: $50,000 to $499,999
  • Pillar: $500,000 and up

COVID-19 Response

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 the decision has been made by Neighbors United Funding Collaborative (NUFC) to open the fund to provide opportunities for Midway retail small businesses and retail-based nonprofits to apply for relief funds. 

These funds will provide immediate support to as many businesses as possible to keep businesses alive in our community. Each approved application will receive $2,500 in grant funds to use for any business expenses. 

You can help support a local business with a donation now!  Your contribution will help a small, locally owned businesses be up and running as soon as possible after the pandemic.