Host Your Own Event

We encourage you to start your own fundraising event to benefit Banyan Community. This is a great opportunity for church or school groups, office fundraisers, volunteer organizations or dedicated individuals to make a difference in the Phillips neighborhood.

There are many possibilities for fundraising, and you are limited only by your imagination!

  1. Think of an activity that you enjoy, or an event you would be interested in attending. A few ideas include golf tournaments, outdoor walks, benefit concerts, motivational speakers, dances, group yoga! If it is something you enjoy, others probably agree.
  2. Determine a possible date, time, and location. Keep in mind that some locations may require rental fees or special permits/forms to hold fundraising events. Contact Banyan Community with your idea – simply fill out our form and send in the form below to Sue Riesgraf at: Banyan Community, 2647 Bloomington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407 or
  3. Publicize! Tell your friends and family to spread the word!

Fundraising Ideas

  • Jeans Day
  • Penny Drives
  • Garage Sale
  • Car Wash
  • Wine and Cheese party
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Craft Fair
  • Cookbook Sale
  • Band Concert
  • Raffle or Silent Auction