Lake Street Council splits $750K in grants between 10 small businesses

Ten small businesses in Minneapolis are receiving grants totaling up to $750,000 to help them reopen, expand or make other improvements, according to the Lake Street Council.

The grants came from the new Healthy Lake Street Fund that was made possible through a financial gift from UnitedHealth Group, the council said. The grants are specifically supporting Lake Street businesses that support community health.

In total, $750,000 will be distributed to the following grant recipients:

  • Apex Dental Systems,
  • Chicago Lake Dental,
  • Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES),
  • Diamonds Home Health Care,
  • Midtown Eye Care,
  • Healing Path Wellness Services PA,
  • Neighborhood Development Center,
  • Nicholas Zimet, L.Ac. Acupuncture,
  • Premier Health of South Minneapolis,
  • Seward Pharmacy.

"There are many businesses along Lake Street that provide essential health services and goods to members of our community, both of which are especially critical during a pandemic," said Allison Sharkey, executive director of the Lake Street Council. "We are thankful for these businesses that serve our neighborhood and to UnitedHealth Group for its generous donation that made these grants possible."

The Lake Street Council said the recipients were chosen to ensure that core health services could continue to be available for community members.

The council’s We Love Lake Street Fund has also distributed more than $5.6 million in grants to over 350 different small businesses to date since last year’s civil unrest, the council said.