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Project FINE (Focus on Integrating Newcomers through Education)

To strengthen and enrich our community by facilitating the integration of people who are ethnically diverse.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 3/7/2014
202 West Third Street
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 507-452-4100
Fax: 507-452-4644
EIN 41-1883675
Principal Staff Fatima Said,
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 5
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Clients Served 2500
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 12
Board meetings with quorum 9
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 6.7
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
In 2013, Project FINE served over 2,500 newcomers through educational programs. Developed 5 new educational programs based on community needs. Provided 6,902 hours of advocacy and information Referrals. Awarded scholarships to 4 high school seniors from refugee and immigrant families. Served 209 middle and high school students through youth programs. Provided Diversity Education to over 500 individuals. Hosted a Capstone Event for the Cultural Arts & Ancestry project, with 481 community members attending. Gave 200 books to young children through the Learning Together program. Project FINE Executive Director Fatima Said received a Virginia McKnight Binger Award in Human Service for her work and was recognized as a Welcoming America Champion of Change at the White House. She was also a presenter at the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Miami.
Current Goals
To meet and maintain compliance with all Charities Review Council Standards. Development of a strategic plan for 2015-2018. Fulfill, exceed or make significant progress towards all goals and strategies in the 2011-2014 Strategic Plan.
Community or Constituency Served
Refugees and immigrants, as well as established residents, businesses, organizations and service providers.
Geographic Area Served
Winona County and the surrounding region, inlcuding Goodhue, Wabasha, Olmsted, Fillmore and Houston Counties in MN and Buffalo, Trempealeau and LaCrosse Counties in WI.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $257,523 87.8%
Management: $26,781 9.1%
Fundraising: $9,063 3.1%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $555,146 $537,357 $467,843
Beginning of Year $537,357 $467,843 $379,634
Difference $17,789 $69,514 $88,209
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $555,146
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
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