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Support the American Swedish Institute

The American Swedish Institute is grateful for the generosity of our members and donors. Together we celebrate heritage and connect to contemporary Sweden. Gifts from our loyal supporters help care for the historic Turnblad Mansion, present exhibits and programs that educate, engage and inspire over 60,000 visitors each year, and help us serve ASI’s neighbors who share the immigrant experience.

ASI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and greatly depends on gifts from individuals and organizations to achieve our mission to serve as a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden. 

There are many ways to support ASI, from becoming a member, making a one-time gift, remembering us in your estate plans, or giving annually to support your favorite programs or activities. 

Show your support for ASI today! Gifts from you and fellow ASI members and supporters help sustain the American Swedish Institute’s:


Ways to Show Your Support

Annual Giving

Annual gifts to the American Swedish Institute come from many loyal individuals, members, family foundations and organizations. Annual gifts allow ASI to underwrite its programming initiatives and allow us to undertake new initiatives such as displaying contemporary Nordic exhibits and developing innovative programming. Annual gifts also help meet emerging needs such as caring for the Turnblad Mansion.

The success of ASI’s annual giving program reflects the enthusiasm of our supporters as each generation preserves the Institute’s legacy and Swedish heritage and passes it on. Your 100% tax-deductible gift can be a wonderful way to honor or memorialize someone special.

Planned Giving

The American Swedish Institute is pleased to accept contributions in the form of bequests, trusts, and a variety of other planned gift options.

Making a bequest is a great way to support ASI and leave a lasting legacy. Bequests can be unrestricted or may be designated for endowment or special interest. ASI is able to accept gifts from retirement plans, charitable remainder trusts, insurance policies, revocable trusts, charitable gift annuities, and irrevocable trusts.

By indicating your intent to make a planned gift, you will become a member of our Heritage Society. This group of ASI’s most dedicated friends provides support that will last for many generations to come.

Employer Donation Matching

Matching gifts from your employer can increase the impact of your contribution! ASI qualifies for nearly all employee charitable giving match programs. Please check with your employer for more details on their charitable matching guidelines. If needed, please contact ASI we will happily help you through this process.


Opportunities exist for corporations, foundations and individuals to sponsor special ASI exhibitions, events and programs. Sponsors receive substantial exposure and acknowledgment in recognition for their support, which can be tailored to meet the funder's needs. Sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels and throughout the year. Benefits include:

  • Acknowledgment in exhibition and program materials including signage and advertising space
  • Recognition in press releases, website, and mailings to ASI households
  • Private tours and exhibition previews
  • Invitations to opening night or special event celebrations
  • Additional opportunities specific to your needs


Volunteers play a central role in helping the American Swedish Institute fulfill its mission and vision. ASI offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals that are passionate about the historic Turnblad Mansion, Swedish and Nordic culture, museums, history, architecture and design. 


Thank You 

We cannot grow as an institution without the ongoing assistance of our many generous donors, members, and volunteers. Please consider a gift to ASI today.  Thank you to all who make gifts above and beyond their membership to help make ASI’s mission come to life!

For more information on how you can support the work of the American Swedish Institute, please contact:

Christy Stolpestad, Director of Development & Membership: 612-870-3354 or                                                  

John Werner, Member and Donor Services Coordinator: 612-870-3349 or 

Make your gift online today, or mail your payment to:

American Swedish Institute

Attn: Development Office

2600 Park Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55407

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.