Bring your ideas to life with LHENA.
Request for Funding
LHENA has financially supported a wide variety of community-oriented programs and improvements over the years. We’re always looking for the next great idea to bring our mission and values to life!
Pursue your project in partnership with a committee or as a standalone project.
Examples of LHENA-funded
Organics Recycling Drop-off
Katlyn F., a neighborhood tenant, discovered that under current city policy, it's difficult for renters to access regular organics recycling pickup. She brought this issue to the attention of LHENA's Environmental Committee, which helped her workshop the idea into a new program for community members to have easy access to organics recycling in the neighborhood. She formed a partnership with the Wedge Co-op and was able to place several public collection bins outside the Lyndale Avenue location. Today, over 800 community members with no easy direct access to the city’s organics recycling program now divert their food waste from landfills. Organics Drop-off Website
Paint the Pavement
Local artist Greta Mclain requested funds from LHENA and coordinated with LHENA's Open Spaces Committee and students at the local Jefferson School to transform the road surface at 25th Street and Colfax Avenue into a beautiful mural. During a community-wide celebration, neighbors came together to do the painting. The project beautified the corner, created a sense of place at the intersection, and offered a gentle reminder to drivers: streets are for pedestrians too!
Members of LHENA's Environmental Committee maintain a garden that stretches along a portion of the Midtown Greenway. Using LHENA funds, neighbors have placed a bench in the garden, added signage, and planted shrubs. Today, neighbors do the weeding, watering, and planting, and Elan Uptown provides water during dry periods. Ideas for what's next include: improving soil quality and remediating pollution from former industrial uses at and near the site, to nurture the rich, deep soil native plants need.