The Sanneh Foundation

Mission Statement

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.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Last year, The Sanneh Foundation (Sanneh) served approximately 9,600 diverse youth ages 6-26, the majority of whom come from communities of color and live in low-income households. Through culturally responsive programs that provide equitable access to the range of opportunities and positive adult relationships needed for success in education and the workforce, Sanneh made the following impact: 1) Dreamline Coaches partnered with 15 schools in the Twin Cities Metro Area and St. Cloud to provide 28,000 hours of academic support and mentoring for 1,200 low-income, lower-performing students identified as most in need of assistance. Dreamline's goal is to help students increase their academic performance, improve their connectedness to school and community, and to develop leadership and relationship skills in order to become positive contributors to their school and community. 2) Last summer, Sanneh provided 6,500 young people with access to 85 free, week-long, enriching camps in basketball, soccer, baseball, and flag football across 68 parks situated in or near low-income communities. In addition, a cohort of 50 young women and men participated in a dual-track program of workforce development and career exploration. 3) Conway Community Center – 90% of out-of-school time program participants at Conway are people of color and 91% of youth participants live in low-income households. Serving nearly 1,500 youth and adults annually. The Conway nutrition program provided snacks and a hot dinner menu seven days of the week for youth, with 35,000 meals served in 2019.
Current Goals The Sanneh Foundation focuses its efforts and resources on youth between the ages of six and twenty-six to provide access to culturally responsive social and physical environments that improve community health and well-being. Sanneh’s goals are to empower youth by supporting and promoting educational attainment through in-school and after-school academic programming; 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. Aligning this mission with culturally relevant programming, Sanneh achieves its annual goals by connecting adults with 1,000 under-performing students in positive developmental relationships as tutors, mentors, and coaches in Dreamline; graduating five diverse Dreamline Coaches with their Master in Education through its inaugural Teacher Pathway Program; delivering 85 free community camps that provide positive exposure to sports and physical activity in a prosocial environment to 5,000 youth across the Twin Cities (90% indicating they made a new friend or learned a new skill); training and providing employment opportunities for 70 diverse youth; and increasing access to community centers and recreational facilities that foster community health and well-being to 100 percent of program participants.
Community or Constituency Served At risk youth and children ranging in ages from 5-18
Geographic Area Served Twin Cities and in various countries through outreach programs

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Dreamline Program, Summer Camps and Conway Community Center Programming:
$2,424,993
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$2,448,909
83.7%
Management
$243,037
8.3%
Fundraising
$233,808
8%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2019
$1,510,562
$532,829
$977,733
2018
$615,327
$346,910
$268,417
2017
$371,910
$30,407
$341,503

Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 07/10/2020

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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Address:
2090 Conway Street
St Paul, MN 55119
Phone: (651) 690-4855

General Information

Alternative Name: Sanneh
EIN: 56-2332269
Principal Staff: Tony Sanneh
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 23
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 9600
Ruling Year: 2004

Board

Board Chair: Deborah Olson
Number of Board Members: 20
Board Meetings with Quorum: 4
Average Member Attendance: 11

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