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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.

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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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THREE GENERATIONS OF GIVING

Giving has become a family tradition for fundholder Christine Noonan.

"The idea of setting aside a fund at the Foundation is a way for us to be thoughtful, more intentional and more planful in our giving,” Christine says.

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Building an Equitable Community

Board member Mary Jane Melendez’s passion for giving shaped her career in sustainability and social impact.

“I knew right away when I started school that I wanted to do something that would contribute to the greater good and serve other people,” Mary Jane said.

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$11.6 Million Disaster Recovery Fund Makes Statewide Impact

See the impact and learnings from the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for coronavirus.

Grants from the MDRF, a partnership with the Minnesota Council on Foundations, helped 1,700 nonprofits and 3,000 small businesses respond to the emerging threat of the pandemic.

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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

$1.7B

Combined charitable assets

The largest community foundation in the state

9,028

Grants given

To organizations, initiatives and projects

75

Minnesota counties

Organizations throughout the state received grants

$101M

Granted

To communities by the Foundation and our partners

See our impact in 2020

Stories From Our Community

Watch Local Experts Share Findings on Age-Related Health Inequities

Local Experts Share Findings on Age-Related Health Inequities

Three nonprofit partners share insights about health equity in the age of COVID-19, and the role the pandemic has played in exacerbating disparities faced by older adults.

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Read Gifts of Grain

Gifts of Grain

Here’s how one Minnesota farmer turned his crops into resources for the community.

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Read Non-cash Assets

Non-cash Assets: More Than One Way to Give

Expand your clients’ giving options by partnering with the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.

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Read Creating a Charitable Giving Legacy

Creating a Charitable Giving Legacy

Here are a few ways you can achieve your long-term philanthropic goals.

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Read Values-based Investing: What It Is and How We Do It

Values-based Investing: What It Is and How We Do It

Chief Investment Officer Shannon O’Leary discusses how the Foundation’s investment strategy promotes equity.

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Read Top Five Reasons to Partner with a Community Foundation

Top Five Reasons to Partner with a Community Foundation

Here are five unique benefits of working with a community foundation to reach one’s charitable giving goals.

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Read Building an Environmentally and Socially Equitable Community

Building an Environmentally and Socially Equitable Community

Learn how Board Member Mary Jane Melendez’s passion for giving shaped her career in sustainability and social impact.

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