Support The Basic Needs Fund. 

Give to support New Americans in crisis due to COVID-19.

Your donations will provide direct financial support to clients in need at this time. Paying rent is the most urgent need for people and families in crisis.

The Fund is reserved for Institute clients or students who do not have access to traditional forms of relief including unemployment benefits or federal relief stimulus.

There are two simple ways to support the Fund:

  • Donate directly to The Basic Needs Fund.
  • Create your own fundraising page

Follow these simple steps to create your own fundraising page:

    • Step 1: Click here to create an account in our database and set up your fundraising page.
    • Step 2: At the login screen there are three options: create a new account, sign in to an existing account, reset your password.
      • Select the Create New Account button
    • Step 3: Complete the information to create your account. After you have created your account you will see in a drop-down menu The Basic Needs campaign and select Create Page
    • Step 4: Customize your page! Make sure to:
      • Decide whether you want to give your fundraising page a name other than the selected by default.
      • Set your personal fundraising goal
      • Upload a picture
      • Tells your friends and family why you are participating and what the programs of the International Institute of Minnesota mean to you.
      • Hit Save!
    • Step 5: Go to the Share My Page option and copy the email to send out to your friends and family. If you would like to post on social media please use the social media links at the bottom!
    • Step 6: Raise funds and help support New Americans in crisis. Your donations help immigrants and refugees know they are not alone. Your giving shows immigrants and refugees the community is with them.