Welcome

Solidarity MN is a collaboration of Minnesota foundations aligned in our commitment to community. Motivated by the core principles that strengthen the fabric of our society, we are compelled to uphold values of inclusion, equity, and democracy.

Solidarity MN seeks to invest in the strength and resilience of leaders working around the clock to meet the unique needs of immigrant and refugee families and to galvanize support for immigrant and refugee communities through a unified philanthropic voice. Our current focus rests on supporting immigrant and refugee communities facing a challenging and uncertain climate.

Individuals are leveraging expansive networks to find advice and support. Communities are banding together to build resources and capitalize on existing assets. Nonprofits are working beyond capacity to meet ever-increasing demand. Together, we seek avenues to advocate for the wellbeing, safety, and inclusion of our neighbors, friends, and family. Through Solidarity MN, we partner to accomplish something greater than we could achieve alone.

In order to maintain and improve life in Minnesota for all of our residents, we need the cultural and economic contributions and constant innovation that immigrants and refugees make every day in our state.

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Apply for Funding

Our commitment to community begins by investing in communities facing uncertainty. We stand in solidarity by supplying resources to invest in the strength and resilience of leaders working around the clock to meet the unique needs of immigrant and refugee families. An initial round of 40 grants of $2,500 each will be awarded to Minnesota-based organizations and fiscally sponsored individuals working to support immigrants and refugees.

Grant decisions and fund disbursement will be made within a few weeks of receipt of application with a priority given to requests from organizations led by immigrants and refugees. The application process is quick, simple, and accessible. 

Together, alongside nonprofits and individuals engaged in this work, we seek avenues to advocate for the wellbeing, safety, and inclusion of our neighbors, friends, and family. Through Solidarity MN, we partner to accomplish something greater than we could achieve alone.

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We will work to earn and support your application (for example, we welcome individual requests for verbal applications). If ANY aspect of this process presents a barrier for you or your community, or if you have any questions, please feel contact:

Allie Larson, Greater Twin Cities United Way
612-340-7581, Allie.larson@gtcuw.org.

More questions? View the first SolidarityMN webinar for an overview:

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Donate

Solidarity MN is accepting contributions toward our work.

Click here to enter our donor portal to make an online contribution.

As Solidarity Minnesota’s fiscal partner, donations will be collected through Greater Twin Cities United Way.

If you represent a foundation or are interested in becoming a sponsoring partner of Solidarity MN, please contact:

Allie Larson, Greater Twin Cities United Way
612-340-7581, Allie.Larson@gtcuw.org.

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Partners

Thanks to all of the Solidarity Minnesota partners: