Longfellow Community Council

A nonprofit organization

$706 raised by 16 donors

47% complete

$1,500 Goal

The Longfellow Community Council, LCC, is your neighborhood organization! We’re community-led and community-focused, creating community connections throughout the Hiawatha, Cooper, Longfellow, and Howe neighborhoods. 

LCC is dedicated to fostering a strong sense of community and creating a vibrant and inclusive environment for all of our neighborhood’s 21,000 residents and 450 businesses; the largest neighborhood in Minneapolis both by population and geographic size. 

We’re building a better future for our neighborhood through engaging events, volunteer opportunities, and grant funding. We listen to our community members and provide valuable resources and advocacy tailored to our neighborhood’s needs. 

Engaging Events: From celebratory gatherings to informative workshops, we organize a variety of events that bring neighbors together and promote meaningful connections. In 2023, we hosted events like Solace at the Palace, which brought free art workshops and live music to our neighborhood; and the River Gorge Festival, which celebrates the Mississippi River with free canoe rides, naturalist tours, and ice cream. 

Volunteer Opportunities: Our neighbors help us make a difference by getting involved in our volunteer programs. Whether it's beautifying our community through clean ups, removing racial covenants, or shoveling snow for neighbors, LCC offers plenty of ways to give back and create a lasting impact in our neighborhood.

Community Resources:  We facilitate access to a wealth of resources and information tailored to our neighborhood's needs. From local business directories to information on housing, rental assistance and organizing, healthcare, and more, we strive to provide valuable resources for all residents.

Advocacy: LCC relays the issues that matter most to neighbors to our local government officials and advocates for action. In 2023, we helped engage the community in conversations around the 3rd Precinct and denounced the process publicly, calling our City’s leaders to do better after community members demanded more transparency and accountability. We set up meetings between City Councilors and residents to address traffic and safety issues around Brackett Park. 

Grant Funding: We believe in the power of collective voices. This year we’ve funded 13 community-led initiatives, turning your ideas for a project, program, or activity into a reality that benefits the neighborhood. We gave $10,000 to expand the Midtown Greenway, $9,000 to create visuals and data around community safety, and $3,000 to help fund supply kits and provide healthcare resources to neighbors in need. We started a home improvement program, allocating over $90,000 to help with home repairs. 

Neighborhood organizations like LCC are facing funding cuts from the City of Minneapolis, which means we need your support so we can continue to build a strong, vibrant, and connected community. 

Support Longfellow Community Council with a donation and help us reach our $1,500 goal. We are your neighbors. We not only understand the needs of this community, but we experience them with you.  Can we count on you this Give to the Max Day? Donate today or become a recurring donor to help sustain LCC for the years to come! 

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Organization name

Longfellow Community Council

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Environment Community Economic Development


3101 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406



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