Contact Details
800 IDS Center
80 S 8th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402
The Coalition of Somali American Leaders |
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Minnesota’s immigrant contributions to community

Somali Participation by Industry


Management, business, science, and arts occupations


Service occupations


Sales and office occupations


Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

Economic Contributions of Somalis


Million Dollars of Buying Power of Consumers


Million Dollars of Minnesota State and Local Taxes


Million Dollars of Monthly Rental payments


Million Dollars of Residential Real Estate

Somali Coalition Purpose

The Coalition exists to

Cultivate leadership effectiveness

Increase community capacity building

Build organizational capacity

Facilitate intercultural exchange ; and,

Mobilize resources

…to support full participation of Somali-Americans in Minnesota’s globalized society and traditions

Become a Member

Support Structures

  • $300/ Annual
  • Coalition Network – Anchors
    • Currently constituted at 8 – 12 Somali-American agencies that are 501 C 3 nonprofits
    • Agency annual budget of $100,000 (minimum requirement)
    • Serve as provisional governance advisors for The Coalition and attend monthly meetings
    • Annual participation fee = $300.00

  • $100/ Annual
  • Coalition Network – Associate
    • Cohort #2 – gradual process to become full members in 2018
    • Must be 501c3 and Minnesota Based
    • Demonstrated constituency and active programs
    • $100,000 annual budget requirement
    • Participate in Coalition leadership and capacity building activities
    • Annual participation fee = $100.00

  • $100/ Annual
  • Coalition Network - Supporter
    • $500 funders, $75 for community-based institutions. $50 for individuals / $25 for students
    • Small community organizations or associations
    • Small community owned businesses
    • Individuals/students
    • Attend regional bridge building and networking events
    • Annual participation fee = minimum suggested of $75 for community-based institutions.

Current Community Partners

All Minnesota Based

Our Blog

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