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Support the American Swedish Institute

Support from members and friends like you provides important resources for the American Swedish Institute pursue our mission of serving as a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden.

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, gifts from our supporters help us care for the historic Turnblad Mansion, present exhibitions and programs that educate, engage and inspire more than 100,000 visitors each year, and enable us serve the community and explore local and global connections related to the immigrant experience.

Celebrate ASI’s 90th Anniversary and find the extra in the ordinary!

ASI turns 90 in 2020. To celebrate our anniversary, the team at ASI will create a vibrant and playful new exhibition launching February 2020 that will bring to life Minnesota artists Tara Sweeney and Nate Christopherson’s new children’s book A to Zåäö: Playing with History at the American Swedish Institute.

Called extra/ordinary, this exhibition will invite you and visitors of all ages to explore every corner of the Turnblad Mansion – including some rooms open to the public for the first time in decades. Just like the characters in A to Zåäö, you might encounter giant teacups or fuzzy trolls, be asked to draw on the walls of the museum, come face-to-face with a 20-foot Dala horse, and so much more.

We invite you to contribute today to support of ASI’s 90th year and extra/ordinary. We hope to raise $90,000 toward the exhibition and purchase of the original artwork.

See yourself in extra/ordinary! Supporters of $2500 or more (or their friend or family member) will have an opportunity to be illustrated by Nate Christopherson and appear alongside the characters of A to Zåäö in ASI’s galleries. Supporters of $5000 or more will also have an opportunity to tour the exhibition with Tara and Nate before it opens to the public.

Contribute today!

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.

Or mail your contribution to:

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

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
Development Director

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 Development & Membership                                                 

Eric Wilson, Development Manager

John Werner, Member and Donor Services Coordinator