Seeing to Soar Regional Nonprofit Snapshot: Minneapolis-Saint Paul (Twin Cities)

Apr 26, 2022 | by
  • Description

This regional nonprofit snapshot is a follow-up analysis to Seeking to Soar, zooming in to better understand the AAPI nonprofit landscape in regions with AAPIP chapters, starting with Minneapolis-Saint Paul (Twin Cities).

Key Findings:

  • Although the Twin Cities has a robust philanthropic landscape (total grants nearing $1.3 billion), the slice designated to AAPI communities is miniscule, total just $5.3 million. This equates to just 42 cents going to AAPI communities per $100 awarded by institutional philanthropy.
  • The majority of AAPI-specific organizations are small- to mid-sized. Nearly 90% are operating with less than five staff, and more than 80% are operating with budgets smaller than $500k.
  • The funding landscape for AAPI-specific organizations is precarious. More than 75% of AAPI-designated funding comes from ten institutions. Investing long term and at higher levels is critical to building the capacity and sustainability of organizations that are foundational to AAPI communities.