The Friends of the Mill District is a nonprofit neighborhood foundation based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our focus is the betterment of what is both the oldest and the newest neighborhood in Minneapolis.


Our Mission

We build community by connecting, convening and supporting neighbors.  

The Friends of the Mill District is a 501c3, incorporated in the state of Minnesota and has been classified as a charity by the Internal Revenue Service.  Donors can deduct contribution they make to the Friends of the Mill District under IRC Section 170. 

Friends of the Mill District has made it possible for the choir to become an established part of the community. I leave every rehearsal humming and smiling!
— Don Ofstedal

What We've Achieved

  • Mill City Emanuel Singers - now a permanent program with our partner MacPhail Center for Music
  •  Yoga In the Park-free yoga classes for the entire summer, Memorial Day through Labor Day