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GetLifted for Organizations

GetLifted Balloon

All organizations that operate in or serve a population from the North Side of Minneapolis or the East Side of St. Paul were encouraged to apply for GetLifted.

Organizations accepted for this initiative (Launch Organizations) will identify three individuals - one staff member and two other individuals from the community - as Community Financial Ambassadors (CFAs).  CFAs may include organizational volunteers, clients, or other individuals. A total of 14 Launch Organizations were selected. 

Hmong American Partnership

Brian D's Old School Barbers

SoyNG Church

Family Values for Life

Hawj United of Minnesota

Planting People Growing Justice LLC

Northside Residents Redevelopment Council (NRRC)

The Day Foundation

Black Women's Wealth Alliance

Karen Organization of Minnesota

Visions Merging

Hnub Tshiab Hmong Women Achieving Together

Asian Media Access


Commitment and Timeline

GetLifted began with the application process that ran June 19th through July 21st of 2017, and will conclude with an awards event and celebration in August of 2018.


Launch Organizations are expected to provide support to their CFAs throughout the timeline. They will support their CFAs to ensure success by:

  • Providing or assisting with event spaces, catering and logistics
  • Assisting in actively promoting CFA projects to their networks
  • Providing a 1-2 page learnings summary of their CFAs work and its impact on the community they served, including best practices and attendance goals and results

Launch Organization Timeline

June 19, 2017 – July 21, 2017  Applications were accepted
June 26, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Public Question & Answer Conference Call

July 10, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Public Question & Answer Conference Call

August 1, 2017 Launch Organizations were selected
August 30, 2017 Deadlines for Launch Organizations to submit CFA nominations
September 2017 Financial Education Training (See Individual Timeline for more information)
October 2017 – July 2018 Launch Organizations will support their CFAs as events take place.
August 2018 Awards event & celebration (Date TBD)


Benefits of being a Launch Organization

  • $5,000 grant for your commitment to increasing financial wellness and equity in your community*
  • Organization exposure through initiative webpage recognition with a link to your website
  • An opportunity to influence positive change in your neighborhood
  • A way to gain additional financial capability skills

*Organizations will be paid $2,500 once their selected CFAs complete Financial Education Training and $2,500 after final program event in August of 2018.

Application Process

  • Applications were accepted from June 19 – July 21 2017.
  • The GetLifted committee met in late July to select Launch Organizations.
  • All organizations have been notified of their status.
  • Launch Organizations were selected based on their application only.
  • CFAs selected by Launch Organizations do not need to fill out the individual application.