Hmong Cultural Heritage Microgrant Awardees

November 2019 – May 2020

Total Awardees: 8
Total Awarded: $37,090
Total Cities: 3

Hmong American Day - $5,000

St. Paul

Hmong American Day will collaborate with Hmong for Native Speakers courses in the Osseo School District at Park Center Senior High and Osseo Senior High to provide engaging activities that invite students to continue with their learning and sharing of Hmong language and culture.

Hmong Archives - $4,000

St. Paul

Hmong Archives will: photograph all items of the Martha Kaufman-Zimmerman Collection and four archival boxes of objects of Wat Tham Krabok, and post them on their website; publish books in Hmong and English with selected images and texts; and record, transcribe, and translate video interviews with Hmong elders.

Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota - $3,090

St. Paul

The new theater room exhibit will allow visitors to view clips of historical documentaries about the Hmong diaspora and Hmong American Experience.

Hmong Museum - $5,000

St. Paul

Hmong Museum will pilot a program around the practice and teaching of Hmong elders’ knowledge and skill around a folk art activity, such as bamboo basket weaving.

Hnub Tshiab - Hmong Women Achieving Together - $5,000

St. Paul

Hnub Tshiab will create a personal development workbook that will supplement their book titled Staring Down the Tiger: Stories of Hmong American Women, which provides a platform to tell stories of Hmong women.

Pha Association, Inc. - $5,000

Brooklyn Park

Elders and youths will engage with each other to strengthen their proficiency in the Hmong language and Hmong alphabet through lessons.

The SEAD Project - $5,000


The SEAD Project will develop free online resources that teach Hmong language and culture to the public.

Tou SaiK Unites - $5,000

St. Paul

Tou SaiK Unites implements Unified Worldwide, a Hmong language Hip Hop project which includes creating and sharing songs accompanied by a curriculum to relearn Hmong language through writing lyrics.