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I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!— ASI Member
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI— CNN
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI
2600 Park Ave
MINNEAPOLIS – Today, the American Swedish Institute announced its latest summer round of awards made through the recently established ASI Community Fund, offering short-term aid to service-oriented organizations located primarily in the Phillips and adjacent Minneapolis neighborhoods. Fund amounts ranged from $1,000 to $2,000, for a total of $6,000 awarded to the following groups: Alley Communications, English Learning Center, Joyce Preschool, Phillips Community Free Store and Sisters’ Camelot. The ASI Community Fund was founded in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and seeks to help respond to emerging needs and support ASI neighbors to build, invigorate and reimagine our shared community. Donations are intended to support organizations and initiatives aligned with ASI’s general mission and vision.
ASI Community Fund Recipients for Summer 2021:
The next ASI Community Fund submission deadline is September 30, 2021. For more information, including granting criteria and a link to the online application, please visit www.asimn.org/communityfund.
The Fund was established with independent donations, mostly by individuals, with an ASI staff committee selecting recipients. It is rooted in ASI’s founding by Swedish immigrants and reflects a commitment to sharing stories of migration among many immigrant-based organizations in the Phillips neighborhood, celebrating mutual support and collective well-being.
ASI has built longstanding community relationships over 15 years through collaborative programs including the Pippi Project at Andersen and Bancroft Elementary Schools, PICA Head Start graduations and the Story Swap program with Wellstone International High School. ASI also hosts scheduled U.S. naturalization ceremonies and National Night Out, always recognizing that there is more we can do to build bridges for cross-cultural understanding. Future gifts will allow the Fund to grow and continue to serve the community. To contribute to the Fund, please visit www.asimn.org/giving.
Previous ASI Community Fun recipients include Tamales y Bicicletas, the Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts and the Somali American Women Action Center. Earlier initial donations also went to PICA Head Start and Open Arms of Minnesota.
The AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE is a museum and cultural center that is a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring ties to Sweden. It encompasses the historic Turnblad Mansion and the contemporary Nelson Cultural Center as well as the ASI Museum Store and the critically acclaimed FIKA Café. Founded by Swedish immigrant and newspaper publisher Swan J. Turnblad in 1929, ASI has grown to engage many audiences through innovative art exhibitions, public events, community and school programs including Story Swap with Wellstone International High School, language classes and Nordic craft and food-related workshops. The Wall Street Journal called ASI “[a] model of how a small institution can draw visitors through exciting programming.”
ASI is located at 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407. For more information, visit www.ASImn.org or call 612-871-4907 during public hours.
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