The Backyard Initiative’s lead agency is the Cultural Wellness Center. Other partner agencies include:
HOPE Community: a South Minneapolis non-profit organization that works with community residents to revitalize the South Minneapolis area through developing and renovating affordable housing and related public spaces and implementing community engagement programs.
Portico Healthnet: a non-profit organization that helps Minnesotans find affordable health insurance and care.
LISC-Twin Cities: a national organization dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities.