Skip to main content

Where Giving Grows

Turn Your Goods into Gifts

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.

Top Stories

Measuring Community Vitality

East Metro Pulse provides valuable data on East Metro residents’ perception of the health and vitality of Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties.

East Metro Pulse Volume 3 results are in! The interactive data book is free and available to anyone seeking comprehensive and meaningful data about the region.

VIEW THE DATA
East Metro Pulse Volume 3 Cover

What is a Community Foundation?

No two community foundations are alike, because no two communities are exactly the same.

Community foundations bring together the financial resources of families, individuals and organizations who care about a specific place and then invest those resources back into the community.

Get to Know Us

Preserving Language and Culture

Ojibwe language and culture are at the center of programming at the Boys & Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area serves over 1,200 Indigenous youth ages 5-18 from three northern Minnesota communities: Cass Lake, Walker and Deer River.

WATCH THE VIDEO

Redefining What Equity Looks Like

Entrepreneur and Foundation board member Alex West Steinman embraces equity and accessibility with her work.

Watch this upbeat and insightful interview to see how Alex has dedicated her career to establishing safe, open and supportive environments.

WATCH THE VIDEO

Serving Our Community

Donors

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

Professional Advisors

You can expect that we will take great care of your clients to ensure their unique giving visions are realized.

Nonprofits

Through grants and partnership, we support innovative organizations across the state of Minnesota.

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 2021

Stories From Our Community

Read Investing in Local Entrepreneurs

Investing in Local Entrepreneurs

Learn how a Program Related Investment helped one entrepreneur support his dreams of being a business owner.

Read the News
Read Unique Partnership Provides Stability for Families Experiencing Homelessness

Unique Partnership Provides Stability for Families Experiencing Homelessness

Through an innovative partnership forged during the pandemic, Interfaith Action’s Project Home is housing families in Ramsey County.

Read the post
Read the Role of Investments 101

The Role of Investments 101

Learn how the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation deploys values-aligned practices to manage our investment portfolio.

Learn More
Read Residents Share Perceptions of Living in Saint Paul & the East Metro

Residents Share Perceptions of Living in Saint Paul & the East Metro

The third volume of the East Metro Pulse collects responses from more than 3,100 residents on the health and vitality of Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties.

Read the News
Read Why I Partner with a Community Foundation

Why I Partner with a Community Foundation

Attorney Jacqui Dorsey shares five reasons she values her work with the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.

Learn More
Read How to Donate Crops

How to Donate Crops and Other Farm Assets

Learn how giving crops, farm equipment or livestock can allow farmers to support nonprofits they care about.

Learn More
Read How to Support Your Nonprofit Clients

How to Partner with the Foundation to Support Your Nonprofit Clients

Learn audit director Cathy Lydon’s tips for fellow advisors when working with nonprofits.

Learn More
Read Redefining What Equity Looks Like

Redefining What Equity Looks Like

Entrepreneur and Foundation Board Member Alex West Steinman is embracing equity and accessibility with her work.

Watch the video

GET MONTHLY STORIES, NEWS AND UPDATES

JOIN
US!

* Indicates a required field