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Our Mission

The Sanneh Foundation serves the holistic youth development needs of the increasingly diverse Twin Cities metro area. Our mission is to empower youth by supporting and promoting educational attainment through in-school and after-school support, improve lives by providing programs that strengthen physical health and social and emotional development, and unite communities by advancing diversity, equity, and community well-being.

Our Vision

Our nationally recognized youth advancement programs focused on Education, Health/Wellness, & Community are mainstream in the Twin Cities Parks/Recreation and School systems.

Our Core Values

  • Building Community
  • Caring & Compassion
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education
  • Integrity
  • Inspiring Excellence
  • Innovation & Leadership
  • FUN
  • Character Building

Our Focus

Due to the opportunity gap in the Twin Cities, TSF focuses its support efforts on diverse low-income urban and immigrant youth populations. The overwhelming majority of youth we work with come from communities of color, and the populations we work with speak numerous languages, including but not limited to: English, Hmong, Spanish, Somali, Arabic, Amharic, Burmese, and Oromo.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Sanneh Foundation throughout its history has asserted the dignity of all people without exception. TSF also recognizes that individuals, families and communities are diverse. TSF values and respects this diversity and chooses to be inclusive through its acceptance of all individuals regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, military status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,  marital status, familial status, with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, or other legally protected status. TSF asserts that all individuals, without exception, are intrinsically valuable.