This report examines the patterns, trends, and gaps in the philanthropic support of immigrants and refugees among Minnesota foundations. Recent demographic trends make immigration a front-burner issue for the state. During the 1990s alone, Minnesota's foreign-born population doubled. The resettlement of thousands of refugees from Southeast Asia, Africa, and the former Soviet Union -- combined with increased migration from Latin America -- have made the state a major player in the immigration landscape and compelled regional foundations to consider how they could best serve new populations in both urban and rural communities. The report provides a history of giving, outlines current and emerging funding trends, and provides recommendations for foundations as well as immigrant- and refugee-serving organizations.
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