Alliance Francaise of the Twin Cities

A nonprofit organization

Our total goal for our Annual Fund is $60,000. Your gifts during Give to the Max Day contribute to that total goal. Thank you for your generosity on Minnesota's day of giving!

During these unprecedented times, our AFMSP team has worked diligently to continue to safely present our classes and event programming. Your contribution is vital to helping us maintain a thriving and welcoming community through cultural, artistic, and educational opportunities. 

The Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul plays a pivotal role in representing the global diversity of the French-speaking world in the Twin Cities and Rochester. Regardless of your language proficiency, nationality or background, everyone is always welcome. Each year, we host 150 cultural events featuring local and international authors, scholars and artists celebrating the diverse French-speaking cultures in our community.  Over 98% of our cultural programs are presented for free, with donations encouraged- assuring that all who are interested can participate, celebrate, and learn about the diverse cultures that our part of our local community. 

In addition to the classes for all ages that are taught at our center and online, our programs in schools across the Metro-area, inspire hundreds of children and young adults to become Francophiles and life-long French speakers. 

Giving to the AFMSP supports the growth of a community of people passionate about the French language and Francophone cultures in all their global diversity, and promotes cultural awareness in our area.  Your contribution is an investment in an educational and cultural institution that enriches the lives of all of us in the Twin Cities and across Minnesota.

(Learn more about our match below)

Your donation promotes cross-cultural dialogue and multicultural programming in our community!

Our classes are using an online platform unique to Alliance Française, and with much enthusiasm we have presented numerous virtual events, and outdoors, socially distanced programs, including our 2021 Bastille Day celebration. We strongly believe that these opportunities to engage with fellow French-speakers and Francophiles are critical to maintaining our strong sense of community.

For our community and organization to continue to thrive, we need your help.

We are fortunate to have been able to adapt quickly to the way that we safely present our programs, but they do come at a cost. Your gift will allow us to continue to keep our organization financially strong, invest in new technology, present local and international artists, and innovate the ways we facilitate cultural exchange.

Our Board of Directors is launching a generous match to help your donations go even further. Up to $5,000 of contributions made ON Give to the Max Day (November 18) will be matched dollar for dollar. 

Merci beaucoup à Greg & Lauren Anthony, Michelle Champlin Bergner & Peter Bergner, Allison Lindberg, Carolee Lindsey, Jeff Lundgren, Caroline Sell, Pam Pappas Stanoch, Chichi Steiner & Tom Rassieur, Bryn & Schelly Vaaler, Jim & Anne Wallace, and Joanna Zawislak for supporting this match! 

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Organization name

Alliance Francaise of the Twin Cities

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Arts & Culture Education Community

Significantly impacted by pandemic

Significantly impacted by pandemic


227 Colfax Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55405



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