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Minnesotans Support Public-Private Partnership for Afghan Resettlement

Minnesota has a long tradition of welcoming people seeking safety. Starting in late 2021, the state began making plans to potentially resettle over 1,000 Afghan people. A resettlement of this size and scope would be a historic effort in Minnesota. The Afghan resettlement required a public-private partnership with millions of dollars of investments from federal, state, in-kind, individual and philanthropic sources. Learn about the ways that Minnesota welcomed Afghan people to Minnesota, including the role for philanthropy to support immediate needs upon arrival by funding temporary hotel stays, community resource coordination and legal services.

To learn more about this historic effort, view the final project update, February 2022.

Thank You to These Funders of Operation Allies Welcome Minnesota

  • Bernie and Patricia Beaver Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Burdick Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Bush Foundation
  • EA Klass Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Edward & Markell C. Brooks Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Edward R. Bazinet Charitable Foundation
  • F.R. Bigelow Foundation
  • Frey Foundation
  • GHR Foundation
  • Graves Foundation
  • Gregory Page and Kathleen Blatz
  • Joyce Foundation
  • Julie M. and Douglas M. Baker, Jr. Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Helen E. and Daniel T. Lindsay Family Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation
  • Linda & Mike Fiterman Family Foundation
  • Mardag Foundation
  • Margaret A. Cargill Fund of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
  • Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota
  • Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation
  • Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
  • WCA Foundation
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