Building a Vibrant Minnesota
As Minnesota’s largest community foundation, we inspire generosity, advocate for equity and invest in community-led solutions. This purpose guides our work in and for Minnesota and the Twin Cities’ East Metro.
We are a partner to thousands of donors and nonprofit organizations working to help us meet our aspiration: A just and vibrant Minnesota where all people and communities thrive.
This past year has been a time of incredible adaptation and resilience for everyone.
A lot has changed in 2022, but one thing hasn't changed. We continue to know that when we do things together, we are going to thrive.See Our Year in Review
We are excited to announce our third Art In This Present Moment series, capturing the moments of local artists and storytellers.
Art presented ranges from a mural to theatrical performances, documentaries and even music videos. View our artist interviews and photos.View the Art
In Season 2, co-hosts Nadege Souvenir and Melanie Hoffert continue the show’s sometimes raw, sometimes funny and always uniquely insightful discussions.
Get inspired by guests from a variety of backgrounds and sectors as the podcast explores the challenges and triumphs of people shaking up our community for the better.Listen Now
Music is a universal tool for learning and engagement. Since 1988, Walker|West Music Academy has been keeping people of all ages engaged through music.
Watch our second episode of Corner Conversations with Chris Garner to learn more about what Walker|West is doing to make an impact on the community, and what you can do too.WATCH THE VIDEO
Make the most impact with your charitable dollars. Learn why we are the choice partner for thousands of donors.
You can expect that we will take great care of your clients to ensure their unique giving visions are realized.
Through grants and partnership, we support innovative organizations across the state of Minnesota.
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and our partners F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation offer a variety of grant opportunities to support nonprofits meeting the diverse community needs across the East Metro and Minnesota.
We offer two Building Community Capacity grant rounds a year and other grant programs with rolling application dates.
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Learn how TakeAction Minnesota is using its platform to create social and civic change.Learn More
Here’s a list of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ owned coffee shops and eateries to visit.See the list
Donating non cash assets like real estate or cryptocurrency can allow you to make a significant impact on your favorite causes.Watch the video
Learn what United Way of Northeastern Minnesota is doing to grow their endowment fund and encourage legacy giving among donors of all ages.Learn More
Learn how activist and advocate Nausheena Hussain is shaping her philanthropic work through a religious and cultural lens.Watch the video
Learn how music has the abilities to teach and heal.Watch the video
Create a charitable legacy by donating a gift of life insurance.Learn More
Nonprofit Strategies Manager Beth McCray shares her tips for recruiting and engaging nonprofit board members.Learn More