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A living wage. Early childhood education. Career options. Equal opportunity. Safe homes, free from abuse. Inspiration, passion, and education. Self-determination. Options. Family stability. Economic security. Nonviolence.

These are things that many of us take for granted. 

But situated between affluent neighborhoods and a thriving downtown, there's another story — one of poverty, violence, and unrest; of decades-old inequality and lack of opportunity, where residents are marginalized, overlooked, and worried. There's also history, community, loyalty, and love — for neighbors, for families, and for the place that is home to generations of African Americans — and this is the story of North Minneapolis. 

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center has been here for nearly 100 years, working to make neighborhoods stronger, foster community, and provide our neighbors those things they need most — whether it's childcare, career training skills, healthcare, youth diversion and enrichment, or programs that exist to stop violence, PWCC evolves along with the changing needs of our neighbors, adapting and transforming our services to offer relevant opportunities that lift people up and give them self-sufficiency, hope, peace, and prosperity.

We cannot do the work we do without the help of people who care, get involved, and give. You are the reason we can change lives and bring health, hope, and happiness to our community. 

Donate today, and help us change the trajectory for tomorrow.

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You can mail a check, or advise a grant from your donor-advised fund, to:

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

1301 N. 10th Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55411

Attn: Katy Nelson,

Director of Development and Communications

EIN #41-0706132

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Other ways to give

Donor-advisors — you can make grants to PWCC through your funds. Just advise your fund administrator to make a gift to Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, EIN #41-0706132. 

Gifts of stock — Make your money work for the causes you care about, investing in the community you love and live in. Donations of appreciated stock carry two benefits: supporting the programs and the people you care about, while avoiding tax penalties on capital gains. 

Charitable IRA Distributions — It's easy to make a donation from and individual retirement plan, and it also carries tax benefits for you, To make a gift from your IRA, simply call your financial advisor or the person who administers your account and ask that they make a distribution to Phyllis Wheatley Community Center. It's that simple!

Include PWCC in your will — when planning your estate, speak to your attorney about leaving a legacy gift that will help support our mission when you're no longer able to. 


Please speak to your financial advisor about other ways you can support PWCC. 

Note: In order to qualify for maximum tax benefits for your IRA donation you must ask your advisor to make the distribution directly from your account. 

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

EIN #41-0706132

1301 10th Avenue N. | Minneapolis, MN | 55411

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