Just two years ago on June 23, 2022, the Du Nord Foundation was founded with the intent to work toward racial and economic justice as a direct response to the murder of George Floyd and the civil unrest that followed.
They first demonstrated this work through the Recovery Fund, a program created to provide emergency grants to small business owners (most of them BIPOC) whose physical stores or offices were damaged as a direct result of the civil uprising of 2020. The fund served as a resource to 75 small business owners with emergency support, distributing almost $500,000.
The current program is the Community Market. The Community Market nourishes neighbors through an inclusive, welcoming, barrier-free food shelf. Staff work intentionally to provide culturally relevant food choices and fresh fruits and vegetables. This program serves approximately 2,000 neighbors each month. The motto is “solidarity, not charity,” as they strive toward a community-connected model of horizontal aid. Du Nord Foundation's goal is to support our neighbors on a dignified path to economic stability and provide access to aid that is barrier free. In 2021, they served as a resource to over 24,000 neighbors and distributed over 215,000 pounds of food, estimating that 80% of those neighbors belong to immigrant communities.
As part of their 2 year anniversary celebration, current partner of the month, Du Nord Social Spirits, will match any incoming donations - up to $5,000. Learn more and donate here.
Partner of the Month
Join the Du Nord Foundation as a partner of the month. Any business or organization can join our work through in kind donations, financial contributions, round-ups, bringing a group of volunteers, spreading the word on social media, or organizing an event and inviting us to fundraise (Party with a Cause). Partners of the month are featured on Du Nord’s website and social media. If you would like to learn more or become a partner, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking to engage with our community in meaningful ways, check out the links below:
Spread the word: FB - facebook.com/DuNordFoundation | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dunordfdn/
Join Party with a Cause: https://www.dunordfoundation.org/takeaction
Make a gift: https://dunordfoundation.networkforgood.com/
Neighbors helping neighbors video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTy9MFWKb5M