Our Neighborhood Works

pic_bigrock_smOur Neighborhood Works (ONW) is a Northside Minneapolis organization that continues to live up to its name and purpose.

ONW was created to provide the practical assistance it sometimes takes to transform a creative idea into a real project that benefits the north side. We do this by managing the financial aspect of approved projects on behalf of those who do not have non-profit status.

We do not provide funding.


Q. What is Our Neighborhood Works?

A. We’re a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, made up of diverse and lively people who believe we can enrich the quality of life in the Camden Neighborhood by fostering community ideas and initiatives while serving as a fiscal agent.

Q. What is a fiscal agent?

A. Many potential funders will not support a project unless the group has a tax-exempt status.  That’s where we come in.  As a fiscal agent we would receive project money directly from the funder, pay the bills and keep the books.  Without a 501(c)3 fiscal agent many valuable programs/ideas wouldn’t be able to move forward, or in some cases, even exist.

Q. So you’re a group of accountants?

A: Our board members have accounting experience and much more. We welcome people on the board from all walks of life who believe in preserving and developing the resources constantly evolving on the north side.



Our Neighborhood Works believes that the essence of successful communities is diverse people working together. Our mission is to foster neighbor-to-neighbor connections and provide community involvement opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. We strive to develop and implement projects that create a unified, strong community.