Going out to enjoy a meal or spend time with friends or family? Purchasing supplies or services and seeking local, woke, BIPOC and FTW businesses? See below for a list of spreadsheets and directories showing how you can support other local and BIPOC folks!
Minneapolis Minority Business Map (launched June 2023 by Atharv Kulkarni)
“I’ve developed this tool with the aim of highlighting and promoting BIPOC-owned businesses in Minneapolis. As part of our commitment to fostering a more inclusive and equitable business ecosystem, this map serves as a valuable resource to discover and engage with over 700 incredible establishments across 20+ industries. Explore the map and support local businesses.”
Support BIPOC & FTW businesses and communities! Spreadsheet, and now available in a Google Map!
“Supporting Black, Indigenous, POC, FTW, and queer businesses is important. This list is specifically focused on businesses owned by traditionally marginalized communities and businesses whose existence and actions contribute to furthering economic & social justice in the Twin Cities.” Thank you to the continued community efforts that took time to add to this spreadsheet and allowed it to be a collaborative document and map resource!
To add submissions to this spreadsheet please fill out LOCUS MN: BIPOC & FTW Business Submission Request Form. Submissions will be reviewed and added on a bi-weekly basis. If you have questions or updates about submissions or business currently reflected on the spreadsheet please contact the LOCUS Leadership Team at LOCUS.MN@gmail.com
“It is a free statewide Native Business directory that is continuously updated to include new listings. The Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance (MNIBA) reserves the right to review applications, request additional information before listing and to refuse applications if they cannot be verified. To be listed in the directory as a native-owned business, MNIBA requires a completed application and a photo copy of applicant’s Tribal ID, CDIB Card, or BIA enrollment documentation at submission. To be listed in the directory as a native artisan, MNIBA requires a completed application and a photo copy of the applicant’s Tribal ID, CDIB Card, BIA enrollment documentation, or Tribal Artisan Certification Documentation as defined in Public Law 101-644.”
“This list is for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color graphic designers looking to pick up paid opportunities. Feel free to specify your specific skills, rates, or kind of opportunities you’re looking for. Add yourself, but please keep it local to Twin Cities area.”
MN Mental Health Providers of Color Database created by Larry Yang
“One of the purposes for this list is to increase the community’s awareness of the current providers of color in the field. Feel free to share the database with others. If you have any questions or insight feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.”