2018: Building a welcoming community 

When New Americans come to the Institute we want them to feel two things: welcome and at home. Minnesota should be a place where they can make new friends, build a family and grow a career. Our mission is to ensure this is possible: that every New American who reaches our doors can achieve full membership in American life.


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Despite the political climate, the International Institute is growing. Together, we will keep Minnesota welcoming.

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Our Donors

Through it all, individuals and organizations have been an important partner and strengthened our mission by helping us expand our scope and services.

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Our Financial Health

Because we are on stable footing, we have embarked on a capital campaign to improve our facilities, expand our workforce programs, and more.

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Our Reach

We served 3722 New Americans from 104 Countries in 2018.

Since 1919, the International Institute of Minnesota has empowered New Americans to achieve self-sufficiency and full membership in American life. Though the faces of our clients have changed over time, our commitment to their success has not wavered. This year we reached New Americans from more than half the countries in the world. We believe this diversity strengthens Minnesota’s communities.


Note: Geographic regions defined by the World Bank. Percentages based on clients who reported their nationality across all programs.


Our Impact

From arriving to thriving and every step in-between

The Institute served 3722 New Americans this year.


Refugee services

Resettlement, Refugee Employment Services, Anti-Trafficking Services, Unaccompanied Minors Program, New American Healthcare Initiative, One Community Program.


English for Work Classes to college prep level classes.

Career Pathways & College Readiness

College Readiness Academy, Medical Careers Pathway, Hospitality Careers Pathway.


Citizenship Services

Citizenship application assistance and preparation class.

Immigration Services

Family reunification (follow-to-join), Green Card Application and Renewal, DACA Application and Renewal, other paperwork assistance. 


Our Donors & Volunteers

You make this mission possible.

Hundreds of donors and volunteers strengthened and sustained our programs and services this year. Thank you!

To learn more ways to get involved, visit our volunteer page at iimn.org >

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2018 Financials

Balance Sheet


Total Current Assets$697,695
Building, Equipment, Land1,663,476
Accumulated Depreciation(1,287,282)
Unemployment Services Trust86,808
Reserve Funds2,596,470
Architecture & Design Building Expansion791,334
Total Assets4,545,501


Fund Balance: Unrestricted$2,621,106
Fund Balance: Board Designated208,338
Fund Balance: Donor Designated61,957
Fund Balance: Temporary Restricted Building expansion861,335
2017-2018 Net Income Operations353,549
201-2018 Net Income Capital Campaign302,502
Total Capital4,408,787
Total Liabilities136,714
Total Capital & Liabilities4,545,501

Income Statement



Government Grants$1,632,740
Corporate/Foundation Grants1,475,937
Festival of Nations454,2204
Investment Income211,314
Program Service Fees175,976
Total Revenue4,209,531


Education & Employment$1,806,829
Resettlement Services836,826
Festival of Nations489,001
Unallocated Admin/Building375,830
Immigration Services98,395
Total Expenses3,855,9821

Operations Net Income

Total Revenue4,209,531
Total Expenses3,855,982
Operations Net Income353,549

Capital Campaign Info

Capital Campaign Income$602,734
Capital Campaign Expenses300,232
Campaign Total302,502