Banyan Community

Mission Statement

Banyan Community is a Christian Community Development organization that is rooted in the Phillips neighborhood to transform lives by developing youth, strengthening families, and creating community.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Banyan's impact provides stable and successful youth, strengthened families by connecting them to resources and helping them to avert crisis and navigate change; and connected neighbors so they can build a strong community.
Current Goals Banyan Community’s mission is as follows: Banyan Community is a Christian Community Development Organization that is rooted in the Phillips Neighborhood to transform lives by developing youth, strengthening families, and creating community. The overall goals of Banyan are to: Provide opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills, engage in positive relationships with peers and adults, and have new experiences; Provide academic support and accountability so that youth can succeed in school and college; Create an environment of support around youth, through the encouragement and investment of the adults in the community;
Community or Constituency Served Low income, at risk youth grades Kindergarten to college, families and community members living in the Phillips Neighborhood
Geographic Area Served Phillips Neighborhood of South Minneapolis

Reports & Finances

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Creating Community:
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Notes from the Council

Banyan Community entered into a capital project and executed a complicated finance deal (new market tax credit) to pay for the project in full. In order to accomplish this, they established another complimentary nonprofit: Banyan Investment Corporation. The financials provided are the consolidated 2015 990 entries for Banyan Foundation and Banyan Investment Corporation. The 2015 consolidated numbers skew the balanced reserves and three-year average because the balance of the capital expenditures will be paid out in 2016.

Organization Last Reviewed on 12/12/2018

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2529 13th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 6127228512

General Information

Alternative Name: The Banyan Foundation dba The Banyan Community
EIN: 41-1922813
Principal Staff: Joani Essenburg
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 15
Number of Volunteers: 100
Number of Clients: 225
Ruling Year: 1999


Board Chair: Brian Provost
Number of Board Members: 12
Board Meetings with Quorum: 9
Average Member Attendance: 8.6

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