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We're working to build a better community. Your support helps us build capacity while supporting BIPOC entrepreneurs and small businesses in North Minneapolis - making our community an economically sustainable destination. 

WHAT WE DO

Building wealth for low-to moderate income entrepreneurs 

Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) has been building wealth for low-to-moderate income grassroots entrepreneurs since 2006.

 

By building and supporting a diverse, multi-cultural community of entrepreneurs, our approach to business development seeks to bring Northside-grown wealth and vibrancy home to the North Minneapolis.

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CHANGING THE NARRATIVE

NEON 2021 Event Series

Tune in to and register to attend Community Conversations 2.0 and the Northside Live! Fundraising Reception, as NEON President, Warren McLean leads a series of discussions with business executives and community leaders.

 

Topics range from the impacts of COVID-19,  economics, civil unrest, racial inequity and how the community works to support small businesses in North Minneapolis throughout various injustices - to create opportunities to build generational wealth.

$3.8M

In loans disbursed to small businesses last year

6,784

Technical assistance
hours provided last year

1,352

Small businesses 

served in 2020

2020

Launched capital

campaign

NEWS

Representative Illhan Omar to Announces $1 Million in Community Project Funding

Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) has been building wealth for low-to-moderate income grassroots entrepreneurs since 2006.

 

By building and supporting a diverse, multi-cultural community of entrepreneurs, our approach to business development seeks to bring Northside-grown wealth and vibrancy home to the North Minneapolis.

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

NEON Business spotlight

We're shining the light on the many achievements of small businesses in North Minneapolis! Read how these businesses have worked with NEON to start, grow and thrive.

$11M

Needed to support the Grow & Thrive Northside capital campaign

90%

Of NEON clients identify

as Black, Indigenous or 

People of Color (BIPOC)

130

Jobs are created and secured each year because of your support

1,000+

Small businesses served last year

PARNERSHIPS

Work with us in community

Explore how a partnership with NEON can help us achieve our vision - to transform North Minneapolis and the surrounding area into a prosperous, visible, sustainable, and highly diverse multicultural community of entrepreneurs

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SUPPORT OUR WORK

Opportunities for giving

We rely on the generous support of others to help us deliver services to North Minneapolis entrepreneurs. Please consider

giving today.

Learn about
the current givers,
supporters and funders
of our organization.

Learn how your giving supports our capital campaign, Grow & Thrive Northside and the vision of creating a sustainable North Minneapolis.