SWEA is a global non-profit organization with approximately 7,500 Swedish speaking women in 75 chapters and 33 countries. SWEA provides a strong personal network as well as valued support to Swedish industry and families abroad. SWEA is the largest organization outside Sweden promoting Swedish language, culture and tradition and also grants approximately $300,000 a year in donations and scholarships to promote Swedish language and culture. All Swedish-speaking women in Minnesota are welcome to join the SWEA MN chapter, there is no requirement to have lived in Sweden or to be a Swedish citizen. Recurring activities in Minnesota are mother/child group, movie nights, book club, craft club, lunch and dinner meetings as well as celebrations of major Swedish holidays.