Donate now and help the legacy live on.

James J. Hill Center honors the legacy of its founder by continuing to support entrepreneurial spirit in the 21st Century. We offer programs, networking and resources for each stage of business development. 

The Hill's impressive atmosphere and soaring architecture invites individuals to push the limits of possibility and take risks to succeed. We are a critical resource and backbone for our thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.

We know that people are eager to give back when they can make a difference in the community.  Donate now in support of all those looking outside the box, living their dream and driving innovative ideas that will change the scope of our economy, business and community.

Without your support the Hill and its’ legacy would not exist.  We are committed to making an impact on the success of local entrepreneurs.  Donate now and be a part of that dream to learn, convene and connect.



We are in the process of renovating the James J. Hill Center to make the space more accessible to individuals with wheelchairs or limited mobility. This construction includes major renovation of our interior elevator. Due to this renovation, elevator access to the building and second floor for persons with accessibility constraints will be limited. A manual mobility Liftkar operated by a trained JJ Hill staff person will be available so that individuals in wheelchairs have access to our space. To schedule assistance before your visit, or if you have questions, please contact 651.265.5500. Unfortunately we are unable to transport electric scooters. Elevator construction will begin October 31, 2016 until completion in April, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience during this construction. Thank you for your understanding.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society and the F. R. Bigelow Foundation.