The Lift Garage

Mission Statement

• Providing Iow-cost quality car repair; • Connecting with community partners to strengthen the support network; and • Linking customers to needed resources

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In FY20 we saved our customers approximately $425, 600 in car repair costs by completing 706 repairs, 44 pre purchase inspections, 61 estimates, and advising 218 people that their vehicles were not worth investing in. Of those customers 494 of them were new customers to The Lift. Additionally, 35 people attended car care classes and we kept our full staff of 12 people employed throughout the pandemic.
Current Goals 1) Our primary mission and goal is always to fix as many low income people's vehicles as we can, correctly, efficiently and safely. 2) We have a goal of opening more days of the week and/or more hours a day to serve more people. 3) We plan to expand our mobile van service to serve more customers and to respond more nimbly to urgent requests.
Community or Constituency Served Any Minnesotan whose income is at or below 150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Geographic Area Served While most of our customers come from the metro area, our services are open to any low income person in Minnesota who can get their car to us for service.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 01/22/2021

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2401 E. Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: 6128665840

General Information

Alternative Name: The Lift
EIN: 45-4444338
Principal Staff: Cathy Heying
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 11.5
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 1000
Ruling Year: 2012


Board Chair: Atom Robinson
Number of Board Members: 10
Board Meetings with Quorum: 17
Average Member Attendance: 9.8

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