Since our inception in 2013, community members with less means have saved more than 1.5 million dollars on car repairs. For the 75 clients we see each month, saving on their car repair could mean the difference between keeping their job/home, or become jobless/homeless. We have grown every year for the past seven years and we are poised for more impact with every year that passes. In 2018 we moved to our current location (at Lake and Hiawatha) in the heart of Lake Street where we offer 5 repair bays. Auto repair at The Lift Garage is the vehicle for repairing lives. We’re changing the world one car at a time.
Strategic PrioritiesWe have been experiencing a significant amount of growth in recent years, and our services are in high demand. Our strategic plan includes repairing more cars to keep up with the 700-person waitlist we had, and build our organizational capacity amidst growth.
Annual budget: $850,000 – Earned Income, Foundations, Individual Contributions
The Lift Board is interested in Board Member candidates who have knowledge and background in the following areas:
Ideal candidates will be active participants who are open to working collaboratively with others to accomplish the mission of The Lift. They will commit to playing a meaningful role in the successful execution of the organization’s stated goals.
Number of members currently: 8
Meeting time and frequency: 12 a year
Meeting location: Minneapolis
Time Expectation: Up to 5 hours/month
Financial Contribution Required: Yes
Service on Committee Required: Yes
Length of Term: 3 Years
Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? Yes