Longfellow Community Council

A nonprofit organization

$12,475 raised by 132 donors

89% complete

$14,000 Goal

The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) of Greater Longfellow is working for you

Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is the citizen participation group serving the Greater Longfellow community of the Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe and Longfellow neighborhoods. LCC represents the interests of over 21,000 residents and 450 businesses; the largest neighborhood in Minneapolis both by population and size.

Our mission is to improve the well being of our diverse community through engagement, involvement and empowerment. Our purpose is to develop, protect and enhance neighborhood assets through community engagement. We are responsive to community identified needs – whether it be community forums, grant relief programs, environmental clean-ups, or relationship building events

Some of LCC’s accomplishments in 2022 include: 

  • Distributed $97,727.40 in grant support to local businesses this year with a focus on BIPOC businesses 
  • Almost $7,000 awarded to residents for home security lighting through our grant program. With $5,000 left, we encourage residents to continue to apply
  • Absorbed the work of Free the Deeds to educate our community about racial covenants and their removal through Just Deeds 
  •  $31,392 in rental support given to 32 renters in the Greater Longfellow Area through our Renter Support Fund
  • Community engagement around the 3rd Precinct Site
  • Collaborations with International Leadership Institute, Seward Neighborhood Group, Longfellow Business Association, Redesign, and more! 
  • Engaged more with our 3,589 renters in the neighborhood through our Building Ambassador program
  • Hosted quarterly community clean ups, a voter engagement event, and our annual Longfellow River Gorge Festival along with several other events to bring community together. 

In 2023, LCC will be continuing to engage with our community through events like Solace at the Palace, an art healing event, RISE, a health equity event, and continued environmental volunteer events. LCC will further our work with Free the Deeds and engage residents around racial covenants and housing justice; continue to support small businesses and residents through grant funding; engaging renters and BIPOC community members; and advocate for the needs of our community. 

Please consider supporting LCC today and help Greater Longfellow become a stronger, more vibrant community.  We welcome donations of all amounts.  Thank you for being a part of Greater Longfellow! 


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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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