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Support the American Swedish Institute

Our campus may right now be dark, but our role in bringing people together remains unchanged. We look to you for support during this time of uncertainty. Your generous gift now will ensure that ASI continues to bring richness to your life and our community, as it has done for more than 90 years.

If you would like to make a gift to the Community Fund of the American Swedish Institute and designate to PICA Head Start to be delivered via ASI, please indicate that choice in the comment section.

The American Swedish Institute is a 501(c)3 organization.

Donations and Annual Gifts

Gifts to the American Swedish Institute come from individuals, ASI members, family foundations and organizations, and are 100% tax-deductible. This support allows ASI to continue to present an exciting array of innovative programs, exhibits and events throughout the year, and helps meet emerging needs such as ongoing care for the Turnblad Mansion.

Gifts can be made to support the overall pursuit of ASI’s mission or can be designated to support certain programs or areas of interest, and can be made in honor or memory of someone special.

Donate here. Or mail your contribution to:

American Swedish Institute
Attn: Development Office
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407

American Swedish Institute Community Fund

We at ASI are committed to our neighborhood, our city and to the values of listening, understanding, respect and justice. Our mission is to be a safe and welcoming gathering place for people of diverse heritages to hear and honor each other’s experiences, stories and traditions. The American Swedish Institute launched its Community Fund following the senseless killing by police of George Floyd, which took place just 14 blocks from our campus. We intend to be a part of the systemic change needed for our community to heal. This dedicated fund works alongside ASI’s longstanding community service programs to deepen our commitment to Phillips West residents, institutions and organizations, to supporting a strong, vibrant and healthy Phillips West for all. Funds will be used to help navigate critical neighborhood issues that ASI’s community service partners, individual residents and other neighborhood institutions have identified and shared with ASI as being important.

Click here to contribute.

Planned Giving

The American Swedish Institute welcomes contributions in the form of bequests, trusts, and a variety of other planned gift options. By indicating your intent to make a planned gift, you will become a member of our Heritage Society, a group of ASI’s most dedicated friends whose support of ASI leaves a lasting legacy. ASI is able to accept gifts from retirement plans, charitable remainder trusts, insurance policies, revocable or irrevocable trusts, and charitable gift annuities.

To inquire about planned giving, please contact:

Christy Stolpestad
Director of Engagement

Become a Sustaining Donor

Select your donation frequency after clicking the Donate button. Sustaining Donors provide an ongoing base of community support that ensures ASI’s programs continue to thrive throughout the year. These unrestricted gifts can be made in any amount and contributed either monthly, quarterly, or yearly. Contributions are automatically sent to ASI via a payment method of your choice. Sustaining Donations are 100% tax deductible, and will automatically continue until you choose to cancel or change them.
To change or cancel your Sustaining Donations at any time, please contact us at: 612-870-3349

Employer Donation Matching

Many employers will match your gift to ASI, in some cases doubling or even tripling the impact of your contribution. ASI qualifies for most employee charitable giving match programs – please check with your employer for more details on guidelines. In many cases, your Employer Matching Program will require ASI’s tax identification number: 41-0711603.

For more information, or for assistance with your matching gift, please contact us at: 612-870-3349

Contact Us

For more information on how you can support the American Swedish Institute, please contact:

Christy Stolpestad, Director of Engagement                                                 

Eric Wilson, Engagement Strategy Manager

Eleanor Beaird, Member and Donor Services Coordinator