Mission The Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA) works to enhance the quality of life in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood by facilitating community engagement, embracing a diversity of voices, and fostering economic and community development.
Overview of Our Organization
PPNA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was formed in 1980 to strengthen this inner-city, south Minneapolis neighborhood – bounded by Lake Street, Cedar Avenue, 38th Street and Chicago Avenue – by building connections among the neighborhood’s members (residents, property owners, employees and businesses) and working to support their collective efforts to address community concerns.
PPNA is led by a 12 person Board of Directors comprised of community members. We are a neighborhood-driven organization and thrive with a diverse group of volunteers and active committee participants
Charities Review Council – Meets Standards
PPNA has successfully completed a thorough review process and meets all of the standards of the Charities Review Council (CRC). This prestigious achievement ranks PPNA as one of the most trustworthy and well governed nonprofits in the state of Minnesota. PPNA meets all 27 CRC Accountability Standards, which ensures our financial supporters are well informed and make thoughtful giving decisions. In our adherence to the CRC’s recommended practices, PPNA earns public trust by strategically allocating resources, strong governance and maximizing programmatic impact. Visit the PPNA Listing.
About Our Community – Please Visit:
- The City of Minneapolis’s Powderhorn Park Neighborhood profile
- Minnesota Compass Neighborhood Information on Powderhorn Park Neighborhood
- 2012 Housing Market Index – Project Summary & Powderhorn Park Neighborhood
- (K)now Blog by photographer Wing Young Huie about 38th & Chicago
- Powderhorn365 Blog – Daily Photos of the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood – Our Story, Our Way
- Minneapolis Neighborhoods Blog – Powderhorn Park
38th & Chicago Business Association
38th & Chicago Coordinating Committee
Arts on Chicago Leadership Circle
Charities Review Council – Meets All Standards
GuideStar - Awarded the GuideStar Seal
Lake Street Council
Metro Transit’s Midtown Alternatives Analysis Community Advisory Committee
Midtown Business Association
Midtown Greenway Coalition
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
West of the Rail Business Association