$40K Awarded to Upper Northside Businesses
UNBA awarded $40,000 in grants to 4th Ward businesses vandalized during the civil unrest of 2020. The businesses - Black, Women & POCI owned and operated were the recipients of our first round of grant awards made possible by a grant from the Minneapolis Realtor Association and generous donations from community members.
The Business awarded are:
Boost Mobile - Bunmi Simpeh - Boost Mobile - $10,000
Anna Donato-Ghani - Emily's/Pickles Cafe $10,000
Mahmoud Rammouni - Boost Mobile - $5,000
Kevin Aidwalk - Webber Market - $5,000
Kester Wubben - Mailbox Solutions - $10,000
These businesses endured a range of impact including theft, vandalism, loss of wages and fire. A tiered award system was adopted and applicants were selected from a pool of applications. UNBA plans to announce additional grant rounds in 2021.