Windom Community Council

A nonprofit organization

Windom Community Council (WCC)

For over 30 years, the Windom Community Council (WCC), a 501(c)3 non-profit neighborhood organization, has served the diverse Windom neighborhood located in southwest Minneapolis, safeguarding a high quality of life for our residents and the prosperity to our local businesses. 

Through our programs, we provide Windom residents all ages, cultures, races and income levels with the information, tools, and resources to engage civically and help lead in building a stronger and sustainable Windom. 

We support the sound community and economic development of the neighborhood, ensuring that Windom remains a great neighborhood to live in, work in and visit.

Our Neighborhood WCC Programs (What your contribution supports.)

We need your financial stewardship to help keep our programs operational and serving you.  

Every dollar counts!  Thank you!

~~ Environment and Sustainability Initiatives ~~

- Nature Friendly Windom is a series year-round green neighborhood initiatives to help protect our environment.  

    * Annual Turf to Alternative Garden Tour            * 2021 Windom Rain Garden & Bioswale Program          * Windom Community Garden

    * Windom Annual Litter Be Gone Program         2022 Alternative Garden Technical Consultation Program


~~ Promoting Neighborhood Engagement and Advocacy Programs ~~

- Renter Outreach.  In 2021, in support of Windom renters, the WCC launched its first Windom Renter Engagement Project to build new connections and relationships with our Windom renter community.

- Community Organizing.  For the last three years, WCC has organized and engaged local residents on issues that matter to them including the purchasing and redevelopment of the old Metro Inn Motel now the Hennepin County Senior Protective Housing Program.


~~ Building a Safe Neighborhood Initiatives ~~

- Health and Safety. In 2021, the WCC launched a Windom Home Safety Rebate Program to help keep Windom safe from criminals.  

- Block Safety Leader Support.  The WCC promotes local Windom block leaders who work close with MPD to help keep our streets safe and crime-free.


~~ Economic and Community Development Programs ~~

- Housing.  Our (WCC) Home Improvement Loans make it easy for homeowners in Windom to work on or remodel their homes with 0% interest financing.

- Local Businesses. Through the Windom Façade Improvement Business Matching Grant Program, we support buying local and help promote our local businesses.


~~ Youth Programs ~~

Windom Reads is an annual bilingual literacy/reading program that connects local authors with local neighborhood children and families.

Tots Rock Dance Party is an annual dance party for neighborhood children 0-7 years of age that promotes exercise during the harsh winter months.


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WCC Mission Statement

The Windom Community Council (WCC) seeks to be recognized, locally and beyond, as an attractive, supportive and involved neighborhood that takes pride in its cultural diversity and rich history. We are a community of people who strive to provide a safe, clean, educational and prosperous haven for all our residents and businesses. 

WCC Purpose

  1. Consider and act upon issues which affect the livability and quality of the neighborhood;
  2. Provide an open process by which members may involve themselves in neighborhood affairs;
  3. Take positions in matters of civic interest and promote those positions in communications;
  4. Inform residents of events or plans affecting the neighborhood; and
  5. Establish and maintain open communication with other organizations, such as district coalitions, educational institutions, other neighborhood associations, and city, county  and state government agencies.


Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Windom Community Council

Tax id (EIN)

41-1791271

Categories

Environment Community Economic Development

BIPOC community

BIPOC led, BIPOC serving

Address

5843 WENTWORTH AVE
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55419-2308

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