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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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15th Annual Facing Race Awards

Honoring anti-racism activists in Minnesota

Join us in celebrating our 2021 Facing Race Award winners: Victoria McWane-Creek, KingDemetrius Pendleton, Valerie Shirley and Wokie Weah!


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.

Nadege and Pahoua in studio

Art In This Present Moment

Art In This Present Moment celebrates Minnesota artists of color changing and challenging dominant narratives through their craft.

This year’s Art in This Present Moment initiative funded projects by BIPOC artists, in partnership with the nonprofits In Black Ink, In Progress and Manidoo Ogitigaan.

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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.


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The largest community foundation in the state


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Minnesota counties

Organizations throughout the state received grants



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Stories From Our Community

Read How a Legacy Letter Can Deepen Family Relationships

How A Legacy Letter Can Deepen Family Relationships

Legacy letters provide a peek at the past and a direction for the future.

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Read The Byproduct of Putting People First

The Byproduct of Putting People First

Board Member Feature: Nancy Lyons explores the roles equity and intersectionality play in creating a healthy work environment.

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Read Nonprofits 101

Nonprofits 101

Learn how the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations to strengthen our community.

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Read Three Tax-Wise Ways To Support Your Clients’ Year-End Giving

Three Tax-Wise Ways To Support Your Clients’ Year-End Giving

Here are a few tips that can help your clients effectively prepare for end-of-year giving.

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Read Foundation Welcomes Casey Shultz  as Director of Investor Relations

Foundation Welcomes Casey Shultz as Director of Investor Relations

The Foundation today announced that Casey Shultz has joined the organization as Director of Investor Relations.

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Read Xavier Tavera

Xavier Tavera

Latinx in Rural Midwest consists of film and photography from Xavier Tavera as part of an ongoing series about the Latinx community and their unique historic tie to American land.

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Read Afghan Resettlement Plan

Foundation Invests in Afghan Resettlement Plan

The Foundation partners with the Minnesota Council on Foundations and others to help new Afghan arrivals resettle in Minnesota.

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Read The Manidoo Artist Collective

The Manidoo Ogitigaan Artist Collective

The Birch Bark Canoe was created by the Manidoo Ogitigaan Artist Collective, a group of Indigenous artists who work to preserve the teachings, practices and traditions of their people through traditional Anishinaabeg art forms.

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