Friends of the Future

Friends of the Future is a group of community-engaged people who consistently bring passion, use influence, and offer resources to help accelerate the impact of the NAZ Collaborative.

What do Friends of the Future do for NAZ?

  • Financially support NAZ with a minimum $1,000 annual donation
  • Lift up the work of NAZ and encourage others to become involved
  • Join special member education events and celebrations

Friends of the Future donors are individuals, businesses, civic groups, families and foundations. Since its founding in 2011, Friends of the Future has provided more than $4M to build a foundation for long-term success and supported the greater community to “lean in” to North Minneapolis.

Please contact us to learn more about Friends of the Future and how you can be on this journey with NAZ. Contact Kenneth Scales at or 612-594-8294.