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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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2022: Cultivating New Pathways

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

Telling Beautiful Stories Through Art

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.

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I So Appreciate You! Season 2

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.

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Understanding the Power of Music

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.


Serving Our Community



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

Professional Advisors

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.

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Grant Opportunities

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.

Our Impact


Grants given

To organizations, initiatives and projects in 2022



To communities by the Foundation in 2022


Number of organizations

receiving grants in 2022


Combined charitable assets

The largest community foundation in the state

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Stories From Our Community

Read Courageously Leading Civic Participation

Courageously Leading Civic Participation

Learn how TakeAction Minnesota is using its platform to create social and civic change.

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Great Places to Have Your Next Client Meeting

Great Places to Have Your Next Client Meeting

Here’s a list of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ owned coffee shops and eateries to visit.

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Read What are Non-Cash Assets?

What are Non-Cash Assets?

Donating non cash assets like real estate or cryptocurrency can allow you to make a significant impact on your favorite causes.

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Read How an Endowment Fund Benefits the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota

How an Endowment Fund Benefits the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota

Learn what United Way of Northeastern Minnesota is doing to grow their endowment fund and encourage legacy giving among donors of all ages.

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Read Board Feature: Shaping Philanthropy

Board Feature: Nausheena Hussain

Learn how activist and advocate Nausheena Hussain is shaping her philanthropic work through a religious and cultural lens.

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Read Understanding the Power of Music

Understanding the Power of Music

Learn how music has the abilities to teach and heal.

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Read The Charitable Gift of Life Insurance

The Charitable Gift of Life Insurance

Create a charitable legacy by donating a gift of life insurance.

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Read How to Engage Your Board

How to Turn Your Board Members Into Your Biggest Advocates

Nonprofit Strategies Manager Beth McCray shares her tips for recruiting and engaging nonprofit board members.

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