We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization.


Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions.


We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals, organizations and foundations to help with our general operations, coverage of specific topics, and special projects. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit content.


We will make public all donors who give $5,000 or more per year. As a nonprofit, we will avoid accepting donations from anonymous sources, and we will not accept donations from government entities, political parties, elected officials or candidates actively seeking public office. We will not accept donations from sources who, deemed by our board of directors, present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.

Meet our business and philanthropic partners

As a nonprofit organization, Sahan Journal relies on donations and grants from foundations, businesses and individuals who support our digital newsroom to produce high-quality journalism about immigrants and refugee communities in Minnesota.


Sahan Journal is grateful to everyone who supports our work. Here is a list of our financial supporters who gave $5,000 or more since launch.


Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation: $165,000


John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: $150,000


McKnight Foundation: $75,000


Delta Dental of Minnesota: $30,000


Minneapolis Foundation: $25,000


Facebook Journalism Project Community Network: $25,000

Support Sahan Journal

There are endless untold stories about Minnesota’s immigrants and refugees. The mission of Sahan Journal is to chronicle the struggles, successes and transformation of Minnesota’s new Americans, whose stories are often overlooked.


Donate now to support this independent, nonprofit newsroom and help shine a light on these important stories in our communities. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar.