The priorities of the Chinese Heritage Foundation recognize the long and rich cultural heritage of the people of Chinese lineage in Minnesota. In 21st century America we acknowledge the challenges of preserving our heritage and we embrace the opportunity to share our cultural wealth with the broader community. All Minnesota organizations and residents are eligible to apply for funding. With respect for the traditional values of our forebears, and appreciation for the dynamic and diverse community in which we live today, we will focus our grantmaking on the following priorities:
To promote the understanding of Chinese history, especially that of the 20th century, and to encourage the study of Chinese literature.
Arts and Culture:
To perpetuate and to promote understanding of the richness and splendor of Chinese visual and performing arts, music, and culture, and to encourage the development of new artistic endeavors based on Chinese themes.
To encourage residents of Minnesota with Chinese lineage to learn about their heritage.
Chinese Seniors’ well being:
To promote and to initiate programs tending to the well being of Chinese senior citizens in Minnesota, such as providing Chinese meals, facilitating coming together, and senior daycare programs.
To promote and facilitate communication and mutual understanding between the Chinese community and the Minnesota community at large.