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1919-2019: 100 years of ensuring New Americans thrive in Minnesota.

In celebration of our centennial, the Institute is kicking off a sustaining membership drive: Sustaining 100. We’re calling on you, 100 of our neighbors and friends, to become sustaining donors by making a monthly donation of $10, $15, or $20 a month.

Together, we can ensure that immigrants and refugees have the opportunity and support to become full members in American life.


Make Minnesota Welcoming

A lot has changed in 100 years, but one thing hasn’t: immigrants and refugees still come to Minnesota seeking safety, community and the opportunity to thrive. The Institute is here to ensure they achieve it.

In 2019, more than ever, the Institute relies on community members to ensure we offer the highest-quality programs and services.


Become one of the 100 inaugural sustaining donors today and make an investment in a strong and welcoming future for Minnesota.



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Why join the Sustaining 100 campaign as an inaugural sustaining member of the Institute?

  • Stand with immigrants and refugees. You will ensure our services continue to reach 4000 New Americans from over 100 countries every year.

  • Join a welcoming community. Sustaining members will be invited to at least one exclusive gathering each year.

  • Show your values. We’ll send you a water bottle and stickers to show that you stand with refugees in Minnesota.

A History of Welcome

The Institute has a proven record of offering responsive, effective services to the newest Minnesotans. Click through the timeline below to get a sneak-peak at our 100 year history.