Neighbors United Funding Collaborative has been able to help 20 small local businesses with our three grants. Funds are still available as we continue to process grant applications and award funding to businesses.

Neighbors United Funding Collaborative has been able to help 14 small local businesses with our two grants. Funds are still available as we continue to process grant applications and award funding to businesses.

Small Business Recovery Funds – over $50,000 in grants to:
Rayz R Cuts
Legacy Barber Lounge
Ultimate Look
Urban Lights
Crown Garden

NUFC’s Rebuild & Relocation Funds – over $300,000 in grants to:
Double V Spirits
Le Nails
Lloyd’s Pharmacy
Mimi’s Salon
Sports Dome
Thien’s Cajun

NUFC’s Damage Relief Funds  over $100,000 in grants to:
Century Plaza
BG Foods
Bougies Boutique
Diamond Daycare
Great Health Nutrition
Modern Eyewear
Vig Guitar
Zany Boutique

Neighbors United Funding Collaborative is proud to announce an additional 38 Midway and Union Park neighborhood businesses and retail-focused nonprofits received $2,500 each in funding in the second round of the Midway United Fund COVID-19 Relief program as of August 2020.

Blueshift Design, LLC
African American Haïr Braiding and Beauty Supplies
Tommie’s Pizza
Shirtz Unlimited
Portico Healthnet
Abdur Razzaq Counseling & Social Architecture, PA
Young Dance
St. Paul Ballet
Sabrina’s Cafe
Youth Performance Company
Stranger & Co. LLC
Lula Vintage LLC.
Shoshana Center for Reproductive Health Psychology PLLC
Global Braids & Salon
Zany Boutique
Dragon Crane, Inc
Burning Brothers Brewing
Go Physio
Happy with Work, LLC
Fighting Chance/Boxing for Life
Piecework Design
Addis Travel Services
Mirror of Korea inc
Augustine’s Bar and Bakery
Samson Custom Upholstery
Smiling Drum Studio
Merriam Park Acupuncture
Divine Cuts Barbershop
Sunshine Hair Brading Salon LLC
Savoy St Paul West llc.
Snelling Cafe
Mosaic on a stick
Up Six Vintage
Midwest Select Contracting LLC
Tiffanys Barbershop/Hair
Express Paging CO.
Everyday People Clothing (EPCE St Paul)

Listed below are the 30 small businesses + nonprofit organization who received the first round $2,500 grants and their words about how Midway United Fund’s support is making an impact on their businesses in May 2020.

7 Nails and Spa
A & A Reliable Home Health Care LLC
A-1 Computer, Copiers-Printers
Annapolis Super USA
Better Way Sober Living LLC
Bole Ethiopian Cuisine
Concierge Wellness
Consult DFS LLC/ 4AM fitness
Dancers Studio
Flirt Boutique
Ghebre Restaurant L.L.C.
Grand Sports Inc DBA Play It Again Sports St. Paul
Handyman @ Yourservice
Impact Physical Medicine
Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
Le Nails
MamaWell Acupuncture LLC
Merriam Park Nails
Midway Immigrants Center
Modern Eyewear
Open Hands Midway, Inc.
Pacific Oath LLC dba Common Coast
Peregrine Kidswear LLC
Pho Pasteur
Rouge Salon
Somali Nomad Network LLC
Spoils of Wear
St. Paul Strength Room
Teeny Bee Boutique
Widen Your Horizon

“$2500 Grant helped us pay for our utilities and other bills for the last two months. Thank you so much to NUFC!”
– Angela Do, 7 Nails and Spa

“Freely we receive, freely we give is our tagline. Open Hands Midway believes every person should have access to the basic human need of food. Freely serving all guests who make use of our meal programs, this grant will help us procure additional food needed in order to serve our hungry neighbors in need.” 
– Kay Kuehn, Open Hands Midway

“Needless to say that the grant will assist us to cover the unintended expenses imposed on us by COVID-19 pandemic.  This grant will make it possible to provide PPE (gloves, masks) and hand sanitizers to the caregivers and the clients so that they are protected better.  We will also consider purchasing one laptop in case the situation calls for any one in the office has to work from home for quarantine purpose.  We sincerely thank Neighbors United Funding Collaborative and its Midway United Fund for giving us the additional boost we needed in fighting the invisible enemy, COVID-19.”
– Abe Dalu, A&A Reliable Home Health Care, LLC

“These funds will be utilized to continue Zoom programming and purchase supplies for our artists with disabilities so they can continue to create professional art in a safe environment.  Some of our artists have been isolated and to reconnect with Interact artistic staff is vital and necessary: Thank you!”
– Raleigh Wolpert, Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts