Neighborhood Updates

Thanks to everyone who has donated

We appreciate your support! If you haven’t donated, please consider making a donation today. Contributions from residents, businesses and property owners help the Whittier Alliance work toward our vision of “A World Class Neighborhood.”

There’s still time to take adavantage of local deals!

Many area restaurants and businesses have gift card, merchandise or other specials. See the flyer for details

Fall Fundraiser – support your neighborhood

For more than 35 years, the Whittier Alliance has prospered without compromising its character or its enthusiasm for embracing eclectic lifestyles, multi-culturalism, and diversity in households.

With your help, the Whittier Alliance will continue to work and advocate for you in our shared mission to build a flourishing and distinctive neighborhood. Over the past year, the Whittier Alliance funded many initiatives: wrapping utility boxes to prevent graffiti, moving and restoring two single-family homes, giving grants to youth organizations, and more. Donations from you — our Whittier residents, business and property owners — help make these and other efforts possible. Make your donation today — the Whittier Alliance Board of Directors will match donations, dollar for dollar, up to $3,650.

We invite you to read our most recent Annual Report / Financials and our 2012-2017 Strategic Plan to make Whittier “A World Class Neighborhood.”

Thank you in advance for your support and to all who have already made a contribution.

Donate online

Donate by mail or in person:

  • 10 E 25th St
  • Minneapolis, MN 55404

Shop Local!

Why not walk over to a Whittier business? Many have specials and events in the coming weeks: Whittier Business Specials

Stevens Avenue Houses for Sale!

The recently completed Stevens Avenue homes are awaiting new owners.

2726 Stevens Ave S — sale pending

2728 Stevens Ave S — sale pending

9-14 2728 Ext 1 9-14 Backyards 3

Graffiti prevention and clean-up

Property owners are responsible for cleaning up graffiti on their property. Before you clean it up, take photos and submit a report to 311. The police department keeps track of tagging patterns to assist in apprehending culprits, so this information is really valuable.

If the graffiti is not cleaned, the city may issue a citation. Swing by the fire station or the Whittier Alliance office to pick up free graffiti removal products.

The Whittier Alliance also has funds available to help businesses prevent graffiti. Download the application to get started!

Report any graffiti on any property by calling 311, using the 311 app or online system.

For details, see the city of Minneapolis website.

A few tips:
  • if you have a fence, consider storing extra paint of the same color for graffiti touch-ups.
  • consider painting a mural on the exposed walls of your business. Research has shown that exteriors with murals are less likely to get hit by graffiti.
  • plant a garden on your boulevard or around an electric box on your property – having a garden shows the property is cared for and graffiti might by removed quickly.

Single Family and Rental Rehab Loans – Low interest – Convenient terms

The Whittier Alliance offers low interest improvement loans for owner occupied single family & duplex homes and non-owner occupied multi-unit rental property. The loans are funded through the Whittier Neighborhood Revitalization Program and administered by the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (January 2015). Loans can be used for curb appeal improvements, code compliance or general maintenance to your home or property. The terms are easy. Info at: whittieralliance.org/resources/loan-grant-programs

General Notices

Raise money for the Whittier Alliance without giving a cent!

That’s right! You can raise money for the Whittier Alliance just by searching the internet, shopping online, or going out to eat! GoodSearch, powered by Yahoo, donates one cent for every search to the organization or charity you select. GoodShop donates a percentage of every online purchase at participating businesses. GoodDining donates a percentage of your bill when you go out to eat at participating restaurants and use a registered card. Sign up to support the Whittier Alliance, download the toolbar, use GoodSearch every time you search and be notified when your online purchase will make a donation! And don’t forget to register your credit card at GoodDining! Go to GoodSearch.com and start raising funds today!

Welcome to Whittier

Whittier is an active urban residential neighborhood just south of downtown Minneapolis. It was home to many of Minneapolis’ historical founders, including the first Mayor of Minneapolis, Dorilus Morrison, and the Pillsbury and Washburn families. The neighborhood’s notoriety and distinction is linked to the internationally-known Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) and the Children’s Theatre, and a thriving stretch of Nicollet Avenue known as “Eat Street” due to its diverse restaurants and groceries.

The neighborhood’s 15,000 residents represent 30 countries, and over 25 language groups. The Whittier neighborhood is a historic and colorful mix of artistic culture and ethnic cultures. It is truly “The International Neighborhood,” where diversity becomes community. The Whittier Alliance, the officially recognized Community Participation organization for the neighborhood, works with residents, businesses and governmental agencies to further the common interests of the Whittier neighborhood.

Mpls Institute of Arts Children's Theatre Company Old Arizona MCAD Jungle Theater