The One Fund exists to support local African American ministries whose communities suffer from historic inequities and recent traumatic events. These communities now face a deepening disproportionate economic crisis alongside racial injustice.

Shortly after COVID-19 began, a small group of leaders gathered to respond to the disproportionate financial impact that African American churches in Minnesota were facing. The One Fund was launched and seed funds were donated by sponsoring churches.

As generosity multiplies, gifts continue to come in from across Minnesota and our broader nation.

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The One Fund has raised $400,000. We aim to raise $111,000 together on November 1st and an additional $500,000 by May 25th to complete our goal.

On November 1st, 2020 churches across Minnesota will highlight the following in their Sunday service:

  1. Proclaim that we are the One Body of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
  2. Celebrate the generous sharing of resources between churches through The One Fund to support the work of Gospel-centered African American churches and ministries.
  3. Invite their congregation to participate in reaching our two goals of $111,000 (11.1.20) and $1,000,000 (5.25.2021).

If you or your church would like to participate, please download our resources below:

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The Black Church has a historic role of faithfully meeting the spiritual, social, and physical needs of its community. Right now these front-line churches and ministries are stretched as they seek to serve and support vulnerable communities.
The One Fund offers grant dollars to local churches and ministries as they proclaim the truth of the Gospel and demonstrate God's love. Most pastors and leaders serving in these communities are bi-vocational. Some have lost their jobs as well as financial support from their congregations and ministries. Many are having to lay off staff and scale back vital programming. Many churches and ministries have seen their giving decline by a third. By contributing to this fund, you support these ministries and the vulnerable communities they serve.

We invite you to join The One Fund to ensure churches in our state can continue providing critical life-giving spiritual and practical service and support to their communities. Together we can make a difference as we move towards rebuilding and restoring our cities through the Church.

"Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality." 2 Corinthians 8:13-14
Mailed donations can be sent to: 
The One Fund (#3270378)
Suite 360
NCF Twin Cities
7701 France Ave S
Edina, MN 55435

Gift Advisors

Richard H. Coleman

Pastor of Wayman A.M.E

Director of Hope United CDC

Schelli Cronk

Chief Operating Officer

Transform Minnesota

Billy G. Russell

Senior Pastor

Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Laurel Bunker

Associate Vice President, Christian Formation and Church Relations

Bethel University

Matthew St. John

Senior Pastor

New Hope Church

Let's Be the Church Together!

"I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me." John 17:21