CSCC is a non-profit organization according to 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi).

The founding inspiration for the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota was provided by the former Czech President Václav Havel during his visit to Minnesota in 1999. CSCC was legally incorporated in the State of Minnesota in February 2001 and full public operation of CSCC started in November 2002.
The goals of the CSCC are:

  • To act as a point of contact for people from the Czech and Slovak Republics
  • To be a resource for Minnesotans interested in Central Europe
  • Develop and sponsor symposia, educational courses, literary circles, concerts, exhibits, and theater performances.
  • Maintain a content-rich website that will help strengthen the Czech and Slovak community in Minnesota
  • Partner with embassies, government agencies, the Minnesota International Center, Universities, other Central European groups, and other cultural organizations to bring Czech and Slovak exhibits, artists, performing groups, and speakers to Minnesota
  • Promote business relationships between Minnesota and the Czech and Slovak Republics
  • Facilitate exchange programs for teachers, students, and professionals

The Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota does not have a building. Czechs, Slovaks, those with Czech and Slovak heritage and those with no Czech or Slovak heritage who have an interest meet regularly to help educate others about the modern Czech and Slovak Republics.