Change for racial justice

The Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC) is a collaborative (of individuals and organizations) working towards just, equitable, antiracist communities throughout Minnesota. FREC operates on a very lean budget with minimal staff. The bulk of the work conducted for our Overcoming Racism Conference, Racial Equity Leadership Institute and other projects is done through the in-kind donation of time and energy given by our dedicated volunteers.

Donate Now

FREC is fiscally sponsored by Cherokee Park United Church, a 501(c)3 organization. Your credit card statement will show their name. Your tax-deductible donation of any size will help us continue to advocate for and further develop programming that supports overcoming racism in Minnesota.

FREC leverages every dollar with a dedicated group of volunteers.

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Other donation options

  • Donate by Mail
    FREC is fiscally sponsored by the Cherokee Park United Church, a 501(c)3 organization. Checks should be made out to the Cherokee Park United Church with “FREC” in the memo. Checks can be mailed to FREC, C/O Cherokee Park United Church, PO Box 7281, St. Paul,  MN 55107.
  • Donate Monthly
    Become a sustaining member by making a monthly, tax-deductible gift. Just check “make this a monthly gift” when you donate online. You can easily pause or cancel your monthly gift whenever you want.

5 Great Ways Your Dollars Will Support FREC

1. Scholarships

FREC offers access to annual Overcoming Racism conference by waiving registration fees for all indigenous persons and by offering lower fees for students and any attendee with financial hardship. $15k supports up to 150 scholarships.

2. Keynote Speakers

Thought leaders often discount their fees to accomodate FREC’s lower conference budget to promote FREC’s mission. Support FREC’s efforts to offer markert rate compensation and be equitable. $10K supports a keynote speaker’s food, travel, and talent shared with our community.

3. Greater MN Support

FREC provides mini grants to groups in greater Minnesota to dismantle racism in their communities with resources for regional partner sites to livestream the annual conference. $10K supports access to these activities and builds capacity to address racial injustice throughout Minnesota.

4. Racial Equity Leadership Institute

This online workshop series based on curriculum from the national African America Museum of History and Culture helps participants to recognize and address racism within their spheres of influence. $12K supports scholarships, speaker, and facilitators stipends.

5. Support Local Artists and Performers

We feature local artists and performers at our annual conference to provide a creative and transformative opportunity beyond traditional conference experience. $5K showcases this wealth of cultural and artistic talent.