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Who We Are

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.

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2021: A Year of Rebuilding

2021 presented us with opportunities to rethink, regroup and reflect on how to best do our work.

We are proud of our donors, our staff, the board that enables our work, our partner organizations and the community we live in, for all that we collectively achieved last year.

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A Vibrant Minnesota

A community foundation is only as good as its connection to the community. That’s what we do best.

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.


Foundation Announces New Board Members

Join us in welcoming Michael Echols, Chris Galvin, Alex West Steinman and Tarek Tomes.

We are grateful for the willingness of these accomplished individuals to contribute their time and talents to support our communities through the work of the Foundation.

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I So Appreciate You! Podcast

Introducing an honest, raw, funny and uniquely insightful podcast with Foundation leaders Nadege Souvenir and Pahoua Yang Hoffman

In this new podcast, Nadege and Pahoua seek input from each other and their guests as they examine how values-based organizations and leaders can best respond to today’s issues and opportunities.

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Serving Our Community


Make the most impact with your charitable dollars. Learn why we are the choice partner for thousands of donors.

Professional Advisors

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.

Our Impact


Combined charitable assets

The largest community foundation in the state


Grants given

To organizations, initiatives and projects in 2020


Minnesota counties

Organizations throughout the state received grants in 2020



To communities by the Foundation and our partners in 2020

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Stories From Our Community

Read Foundation Announces Executive Promotion

Foundation Announces Executive Promotion

Nadege Souvenir assumes new role as chief operating officer at Minnesota’s largest community foundation.

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Read Benefits of Donating a Business or Private Stock

Benefits of Donating a Business or Donating Private Stock

Here’s why you should consider making charitable giving part of any business exit plan.

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Read Laws of Equity

Adine Momoh’s Laws of Equity

Learn how Foundation board member Adine Momoh, Esq. uses her career in law to create equitable opportunities for others.

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Read a Year of Rebuilding

2021: A Year of Rebuilding

2021 presented us with opportunities to rethink, regroup and reflect on how to best do our work. We continued to respond to the pandemic, support the community and partner with generous donors and innovative nonprofits.

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Read Ways to Grow Your Nonprofit Endowment Fund

New Ways to Grow Your Nonprofit Endowment Fund

Learn how to grow your endowment fund by promoting charitable gift annuities.

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Read Foundation Announces New Board Members

Foundation Announces New Board Members

The Foundation announced the election of four new members to its board of directors.

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Read Donors Making an Impact on Their Communities

Donors Making an Impact on Their Communities

See how some of our donors have chosen to make an impact, and learn a few ways you can shape your future giving plans.

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Read about Changes to Our Grantmaking

Important Announcement about Our Grantmaking in 2022

Our 2022 Building Community Capacity grants will be different as we transition to a new enterprise system and adopt a new Grant Portal.

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