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Basic Needs Fund


Support for Times of Emergency

Everyone deserves the right to food, water, shelter and medical care. For some of our clients, an unexpected life event can jeopardize these basic needs. Your donation provides direct financial support to refugees and immigrants in crisis.

A job loss, a house fire or an unexpected medical bill would be a setback to anyone. Many of our clients don’t have savings or are ineligible for public benefits — so any of these setbacks could be catastrophic.

The Basic Needs Fund acts as a safety net, offering a one-time grant to vulnerable clients. During an emergency, your support helps refugees and immigrants stay afloat.

More Ways to Give

  • A refugee family of women reunited at the airport.
    Refugee Services

    Give new arrivals access to extended services and direct financial assistance to meet their basic needs as they rebuild their lives in Minnesota.

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  • A group of new American citizens hold up their right hands during the oath ceremony.
    New Americans Campaign

    Open the doors to the rights and protections of citizenship by funding support that guides New Americans through the application process.

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  • Two women sit together in front of a fireplace, looking ahead and smiling.
    General Programs

    Your gift will go to the area of greatest need. Donations sustain our essential programs, including refugee and immigration services.

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Contact Us

Please call or email our team for questions or to learn more about giving opportunities.

Emily Kleinschmidt
Annual Giving Manager
(651) 377-8630