Our Mission

The mission of Sanneh is to Empower youthImprove lives, and Unite communities. Sanneh empowers youth by supporting and promoting educational attainment through in-school and after-school support, improves lives by providing programs that strengthen physical health and social and emotional development, and unites communities by advancing diversity, equity, and community well-being.

Our Vision

The vision of The Sanneh Foundation is to address the range of social determinants that empower youth and improve community well-being through culturally responsive and equitable access to programs, opportunities, and environments.

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.