In recent years, national and regional attention has been given to the negative impacts of transportation policies and freeway expansions from the 1960’s. Minnesota – and the Rondo community is quickly gaining international and national attention, because of the herculean efforts of the long-time resident and advocate, Marvin Roger Anderson, and the RCR Team. As the Founder and Board Chair of ReConnectRondo Mr. Anderson’s drive to leverage the “land bridge” as a source of restoration for “new” hope, imagination, and economic opportunity has led to miraculous growth and support. This includes a list of activities and accomplishments that demonstrate that “it’s more than a bridge” for the Rondo community – and the former loss of more than 600 homes and 300 businesses, will be restored.

Community investment is our highest priority. Everything we do must be of service to the community. Each funder, donor, and sponsor plays a critical role in our development as an organization as well as our ability to serve our community. $470,000 was invested into the Rondo community in 2017.


Knight Foundation • $99,500 | Year 1 | 2016 – 2017

CSP – Cultural Star • $29,500 | 2017 – 2018

St. Paul | Bigelow Foundations • $150,000 | 2017 – 2018

MET Council • $26,000 | 2017 – 2018

CSPRCPHD (HIA Grant) • $15,000 | 2017 – 2018

Bush Foundation (CIG) • $210,000 | 2017 – 2019

Mardag Foundation • $75,000 | 2018 – 2019

Without strategic alliances, our uphill climb would become an impossible journey. We are proud to partner with the following organizations:


City of Saint Paul (CSP)

CSP – Planning & Economic Development

Metropolitan Council

Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Department of Transportation

MNDOT – Community Connections

MNDOT – Rethinking I-94 Project

Ramsey County

Saint Paul Ramsey County Public Health


Urban Land Institute

Urban Land Institute – Minnesota


African American Leadership Forum (AALF)

Aurora Saint Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation

Breck School (Prentice Basten)

Friendly Streets Initiative

Frogtown Neighborhood Association

Model Cities

Ramsey County Rondo Avenue, Inc.

Summit-University Planning Council

United States Department of Transportation

WS-3 Enterprises & Associates, LLC.

Coleman Strategic, LLC.

CRAVE Catering

DBS Sound Entertainment

Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church

Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

Hyatt Place Saint Paul Downtown

Kreative Eye Design

Minneapolis Television Network

Penumbra Theatre

Tapestry Restaurant

Union Depot

Zamaya Delicious Catering & Events