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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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Gifts Of Grain

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

"I’d been donating for a while through the grain elevator, but I found a much easier way by donating grain to the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation,” John says.

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Values-based Investing

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

Hear how our Investments team pursues investment opportunities that incorporate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) as well as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) measurements in their strategy — all while realizing strong returns.

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Grant Opportunity

The Management Improvement Fund offers grants for technical assistance and consultation to help improve the capacity and management of nonprofits in the East Metro and Greater Minnesota.

Grants up to $10,000 can be used to offset the expenses of vital capacity-building work like strategic planning, board development and organizational assessments for small to midsize nonprofits. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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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

Read Analyzing Our Grantmaking

Four Lessons Learned From Analyzing Our Grantmaking

Here’s how the Foundation is advocating for equity by updating our grantmaking methodology.

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Read Ramsey County Public Safety Fund

Ramsey County Public Safety Fund

New fund will support Ramsey County’s initiative to reduce non-public safety-related traffic stops.

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Read How to Develop a Non-cash Asset Strategy for Your Nonprofit

How to Develop a Non-cash Asset Strategy for Your Nonprofit

Here’s how to make non-cash assets part of your nonprofit’s fundraising plan.

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Read Supporting Your Clients’ Charitable Giving Changes

Supporting Your Clients’ Charitable Giving Changes

Here's how you can help your clients as they pivot their giving to better support their community.

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Read Donated Real Estate Turned into Community Resources

Donated Real Estate Turned into Community Resources

Learn how Lisa and Jerry O'Brien turned their condominium into continuous support for their favorite causes.

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Read Charitable Giving Legislation in the News

Charitable Giving Legislation in the News

Our response to the proposed Accelerating Charitable Giving (ACE) Act

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Read Beyond ESG: Sustainable Investment

Beyond ESG: Sustainable Investment

Chief Investment Officer Shannon O’Leary participated in a global panel discussion on sustainable investment trends.

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Read Gift Bunching: A Way to Maximize Your Charitable Impact

Gift Bunching: A Way to Maximize Your Charitable Impact

With a technique known as gift bunching, you can maintain your charitable impact while realizing potential tax benefits.

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