Violence Prevention Fund
We fund activities that help prevent violence.
We issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) so we can learn about your ideas for grassroots violence prevention programs that:
- Serve Minneapolis residents
- Promote violence prevention, safety, resilience, connectedness, and healing
The next RFP will be issued in the fall of 2022.
Eligibility and funding categories
Through the Violence Prevention Fund, we issue contracts for projects in many categories. We base the categories on:
- Project size
- Type of applicant
We fund many types of applicants, including:
- Cultural, faith, neighborhood and nonprofit organizations
See the RFP for specific eligibility.
Highlights from our 2021 projects
|10,000||People viewed the anti-violence PSA created through a project we funded|
|9,820||People participated in projects we funded|
|818||People, on average, participated in each project funded|
|200||People responded to surveys about community safety planning, thanks to a youth-led neighborhood engagement team|
|180||Violence prevention events or activities took place in our community|
|60||Youth participated in a six-week reading and cultural literacy program training|
|60||Families participated in co-parenting skills training|
|26||Young people received stipends and skills training; over half secured employment|
Office of Violence Prevention
Minneapolis Health Department
250 4th St. S., Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday