North Star Community Rowing

A nonprofit organization

$3,396 raised by 29 donors

28% complete

$12,000 Goal

Our Mission:  North Star Community Rowing (NSCR) empowers individuals, transforms lives, and builds community  through the sport of rowing. 

We offer programs for people with physical disabilities (our adaptive rowing program), youth from under-resourced communities, veterans and community members at large. Participants pay on a sliding scale, with many paying little or nothing thanks to the generous support of donors like you!

"My favorite thing about North Star is the community - we all are there for the same reason and we get so much out of it. It almost brings me to tears to think about that." - an adaptive rower

"Rowing pushed me to try something new.  I feel excited out on the water and it makes me want to explore more.  It makes me feel stronger physically and mentally." - youth team rower 

We've had to be creative and pivot our programs!
Over the past year, organizations have had to think about how to become more inclusive.  

That's been our goal since DAY ONE!  

 We founded NSCR in 2017 to make rowing accessible for people who were unable to try it in the past due to physical and sometimes financial constraints.  Rowing is great for physical and mental health but best of all, our athletes become part of a team and have a sense of belonging to a community.


Thanks to your support, we were able to build an ADA-compliant walkway allowing people who use wheelchairs access to the Mississippi River! It's the only one in the Twin Cities! And in September we installed our new dock.  We are thrilled to now be running programs in North Minneapolis.

We have been awarded a $25,000 grant from Freedom Rows!

Our new walkway at the Upper Harbor Terminal in North Minneapolis


How Your Gift Will Help:

We aim to raise $12,000 during the GiveMN Give to the Max Day campaign to help fund our programs and help pay for our new dock. This is welcome news to our rowers and volunteers who've been wading through muck, debris and even glass to row. 

Your gift—of any amount— can go even further by helping us earn a match or GTMD prize. Please donate today! 

Learn more about NSCR

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North Star Community Rowing

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PO Box 582415
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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