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$16,000 Goal


Wait, what's a FUNK-RAISER? 
The FUNKraiser is KFAI's unique community celebration brand rooted in giving thanks, raising support, and celebrating community connections.Developed to stay on-brand in our community consciousness, we knew how closely the annual Fall Membership Drive is to #GTMD. Still, we wanted to take part in the opportunity to meet new friends and members and celebrate the staff, volunteers, and sustaining members' continued investment in keeping community radio healthy for generations. So, we created a special event to put the FUN in fundraising: THE FUNKRAISER!!

If you've already donated to KFAI this year, your support made this programming possible, and today's a day where you can watch your investment grow and get dowwnnn!

What if I've already donated to KFAI this season? 
We see you. Without you, none of this work is possible. Take a load off today, hang out with us, and enjoy 24 hours of consecutive Funk musical programming you won't find anywhere else, from the KFAI HOSTS you know and LOVE and their SPECIAL GUESTS!

For those who can give today, your support fills the $16k gap we experienced by falling short of our $75k Fall Membership Drive goal. 

Who is KFAI?
KFAI is a registered 501(c)(3) non-commercial educational radio station in Minneapolis, broadcasting to the Twin Cities metros.

Since 1978, KFAI's 24/7/365 broadcast has been known for its eclectic entertainment and public affairs programming that features 89 programs in nine languages, with 84 programs produced and delivered locally in-house. People of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, and many intersectional identities lead over half of the programs featured on the broadcast schedule, making KFAI one of Minnesota's most culturally, generationally, and socio-economically diverse hybrid (analog & digital) broadcast media outlets.

The weekly broadcast schedule features Amharic, English, Eritrean, Filipino, French, Oromo, Spanish, Somali, and Vietnamese programming, with new Hmong programming on the horizon, which makes KFAI a trusted resource for immigrants, refugees, and new Minnesotans.

Why support KFAI?
Minnesotans are known for investing in the fabric of the community, large or small. KFAI is located in the heart of 1) the largest Somali community in the United States and 2) Minnesota's most culturally diverse neighborhood, Cedar-Riverside/West Bank. Beyond the broadcast, KFAI supports community building through developing, hosting, presenting, and sponsoring arts, entertainment, educational, and cultural events across the Twin Cities.

Because KFAI’s programming represents the diversity across the Twin Cities with authenticity and reliability, KFAI has become a trusted voice in community health and wellness through our partnerships with state and local healthcare and public safety professionals working for the public good. Your support makes what we currently do possible while helping us build our future collectively. 

Do you love what you hear and want to give more than just financial support?
Share your skills and help map KFAI's strategic and financial goals to meet our mission at all levels of the organization, from governance to ground-level community engagement, and see to it that we're honoring our commitment to amplifying the voices, music, stories, and perspectives of our community's most marginalized such as identities within the imperial/colonial and trade diasporas and the LGBTQIA and Two-Spirit communities. 
Find out more and apply here!

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1808 Riverside Ave 3rd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55454





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