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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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Building Community Capacity Grant Rounds Open

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.

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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.

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Foundation Announces New Board Members

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
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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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Serving Our Community

Donors

Donors

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.

Nonprofits

Nonprofits

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

$2B

Combined charitable assets

The largest community foundation in the state

8,812

Grants given

To organizations, initiatives and projects in 2021

75

Minnesota counties

Organizations throughout the state received grants in 2020

$107M

Granted

To communities by the Foundation and our partners in 2021

See our impact in 2022

Stories From Our Community

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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Read Dudley Edmondson Sheds Light on a Fellow Photographer

Dudley Edmondson Sheds Light on a Fellow Photographer

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.

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Read Immortalizing Moments with Artist Thai Phan-Quang

Immortalizing Moments with Artist Thai Phan-Quang

For Art In This Present Moment, Thai Phan-Quang uses his passions for skateboarding and photography to create an innovative project using photo graffiti.

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Read Foundations Announce Community Grants

Foundations Announce Community Grants

Grants support Minnesota nonprofits promoting healthy communities, families and individuals through critical support services, the arts, education and empowerment.

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Read Suzanne Victoria Cross: Exploring Her Story to Help Others

Suzanne Victoria Cross: Exploring Her Story to Help Others

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.

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Read Sharon Day and Sir Curtis Kirby III Honor Loved Ones through Art

Sharon Day and Sir Curtis Kirby III Honor Loved Ones through Art

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.

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Read Red Wing College Promise Program Offers Free Tuition to Local Youth

Red Wing College Promise Program Offers Free Tuition to Local Youth

The Jones Family Foundation makes an impact on students in the city of Red Wing by providing free tuition.

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