Pillsbury United Communities is a human service nonprofit organization working to create choice, change and connection for all people.

Our Mission

Creating Choice, Change and Connection

Our Purpose

Pillsbury United Communities is an interconnected network of diverse neighborhood centers, innovative programs and social enterprises that works with isolated and underestimated populations to increase choice, inspire change, and strengthen connections across Minneapolis.

With almost 135 years of experience in the Settlement House movement, Pillsbury United Communities remains committed to the conviction that people guide their own successful transformations. Our proven tactics remain responsive to the issues and desires of the people we serve.

Our Work

More than 43,000 people each year benefit from our educational initiatives, youth and family services, employment and training opportunities, health and nutritional support, and emergency resources. We provide afterschool programs, affordable day care, healthy food options, acclaimed arts and cultural events, job training, public charter school authorization, and business ventures, like Full Cycle Bike Shop and the PUC Interpreting Agency, as means to address the social and economic inequalities that depress communities’ ability to thrive.

Pillsbury United Communities' programs and initiatives are organized around five impact areas:

  • Education Initiatives
  • Youth and Family
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Employment and Training
  • Emergency Resources

Our Locations

  • Brian Coyle Center-Cedar Riverside Neighborhood
  • Camden Neighborhood Center-North Minneapolis
  • Oak Park Center-Near North Neighborhood
  • Pillsbury House + Theatre-Powderhorn/Central Neighborhood
  • Waite House-Phillips Neighborhood
  • Urban Institute for Service and Learning-North Minneapolis

Investing in Us

To keep its vision and mission healthy and thriving, PUC depends on the investment of its friends and neighbors. Pillsbury United Communities is one of Minneapolis’ most historic and respected organizations, and has been at the heart of local philanthropy for more than 130 years.

Every dollar you invest in Pillsbury United Communities is dedicated to the participants and the communities we serve. Your donation allows PUC to commit dollars to finding solutions for problems that might otherwise be ignored. The investment you make is tax-deductible and has a visible impact on our participants and community.

Please join PUC in its work; however you are able – as a volunteer, partner or donor. The future we build will be stronger because of your investment.

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