This Present Moment
In This Present Moment, our president and CEO Dr. Eric Jolly talks with leaders from around Minnesota to share stories of generosity, inspiration and courage with you.View the Videos
A Vibrant Minnesota
We inspire generosity, advocate for equity and invest in
community-led solutions. Together, these three strategic pillars
guide our work in and for Minnesota and the Twin Cities’ East Metro.
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.
Combined Charitable Assets
The largest community foundation in the state
To organizations, initiatives and projects
Providing regional granting and donor involvement opportunities
To communities by the Foundation and our partners
Make the most impact with your philanthropic 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.
Grant Applications Open
Our Building Community Capacity grants are responsive to community-identified priorities in the East Metro (Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties).View grant guidelines
Nonprofits Put Recovery Funds to Use
Here are four examples of organizations that have used Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) grants for important community needs.See the nonprofits
Celebrating 80 Years of Impact
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation President & CEO Dr. Eric Jolly reflects on our eight decades of work to create a just and vibrant Minnesota where all people and communities thrive.Celebrate Our 80th Anniversary
Stories From Our Community
Check out our staff recommendations for articles and podcasts to stay on top of the CARES Act and financial advising.Learn More