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.
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation have announced the recipients of our second 2023 grant round.
This follows more than $9 million in grants provided earlier this year. Meet some of the nonprofits that received grants.See the Impact
Fall is in full swing and we have been visiting some of our nonprofit partners doing great work in their communities.
In this video message, President & CEO Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D., highlights how we at the Foundation are working with donors, volunteers and community members to take action.Hear from Dr. Jolly
Join us in celebrating our 2023 Facing Race Award recipients: Trahern Crews, Rayona Kardell, Rose McGee and Asha Shoffner! Stream the show today.
The Facing Race Awards recognize anti-racism advocates in Minnesota working for justice and equity. Through these Awards, we celebrate and learn from those leading the way forward.STREAM THE SHOW
Listen to Season 3, Episode 3 of I So Appreciate You! as we talk to special guest Seena Hodges, Founder and CEO of The Woke Coach.
Co-hosts Nadege Souvenir and Melanie Hoffert chat with Seena Hodges about why it’s not enough to be an ally and how we can transform into equity accomplices, both in the workplace and in our communities.Listen Now
The Mesabi East Foundation has developed multiple scholarship funds to enrich the education of Mesabi East students.
One of the seniors to receive scholarships from the foundation is Carter Skelton, a freshman at the University of Minnesota Duluth.Read the Story
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. Our first grant round of 2024 will open on Jan. 16, 2024, and close Feb. 7, 2024. We also offer other grant programs with rolling application dates.
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Grants will provide funding resources for community organizations that provide critical resources to Minnesotans across the state.Read the announcement
Read how the Marvin family honors their loved one by starting a foundation to educate others about the importance of mental health.Learn More
Learn how the Mesabi East Foundation is investing in the future of its community by offering scholarships to graduating seniors.Learn More
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announced that Alfonso Wenker will be joining the Foundation in January.Read the news
Learn these DAF facts to better guide your work with donors.Learn More
Longtime Community Impact team leader Carrie Jo Short transitions to Investments team to support new investment portfolio project.Read the Q&A