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 and our partners F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation offer a variety of grant opportunities.
Our Building Community Capacity grant program will accept grant applications January 9 through February 1 at 3 p.m.See Grant Opportunities
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
Join us in welcoming Nausheena Hussain, Richard Senese, Ph.D., and Bo Thao-Urabe to our board of directors.
We are grateful for the willingness of these accomplished leaders to contribute their time and talents to the work of the Foundation and our community.Meet the New Board Members
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
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.
The largest community foundation in the state
To organizations, initiatives and projects in 2021
Organizations throughout the state received grants in 2020
To communities by the Foundation and our partners in 2021
Nonprofit Strategies Manager Beth McCray shares her tips for recruiting and engaging nonprofit board members.Learn More
Dudley Edmondson is best known for photography depicting his love for nature, but for his most recent project, he decided to take on a human subject, Walter Griffin.See the project
In her theatrical one woman piece, This is How We Stand, Suzanne Victoria Cross explores the ideals of empathy and understanding through storytelling and movement.Watch the video
Grandmother Sharon Day and her grandson Sir Curtis Kirby III honor loved ones who have passed on by doing a series of ofrendas celebrating the lives they lived.View the Artists' Work