The Monitors Club was founded in 1955. The name "Monitors" soon became synonymous with "watchdogs" for its member's commitment to observing and addressing political and socio-economic developments that affect the lives and the well-being of the African American community. Initially, the Monitors Club focused on its member's social well-being, civic engagement, and financial security. Over the past 50 years, these objectives have expanded to include a strong commitment to sponsoring political and educational forums, volunteering services to public and private schools, mentoring young African American males and engaging in other civic activities.
Founded in 1998, the Monitors Foundation is a 501 c (3), tax-exempt organization that is committed to receiving and disbursing funds or other properties for charitable, educational and leadership activities and for support of other 501 c (3) tax-exempt entities with similar missions. The Monitors Foundation makes financial awards to African American youth to foster and enhance their academic, leadership, and social skills through post-secondary scholarships and pre-secondary student support awards. In addition, the Foundation awards grants to community-based organizations whose mission advances the intellectual and social well-being of African American youth and their families.
Monitors Club and Foundation:
5115 Excelsior Boulevard #381
St. Louis Park, MN 55416