Same great service, same great expertise

Continuing our legacy of leadership and service in the East Metro and across the state of Minnesota

2017 At a Glance

Combining resources for statewide impact


Combined Assets

The largest community foundation in the state, ensuring access to the most attractive investment options


Grants Given

To organizations, initiatives and projects over the past year


Community Affiliates

Large and small, our community affiliates provide regional granting strategies and donor involvement opportunities


Contributions Received

From generous donor fundholders with both community foundations.

For more than four decades, several Minnesota foundations have worked to strengthen our state and ensure that Minnesota is a place where everyone can thrive. We consistently work to make our community a stronger, more equitable place.

We are The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations.

We are two closely aligned organizations supported by a single, knowledgeable staff and board who are experts poised to help donors improve the effectiveness of their giving and active members of our community solve problems. We are also members of the community.

We are four individual foundations that are a part of a larger network. That network includes The Saint Paul Foundation, Minnesota Community Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation.

We also support more than 2,000 charitable organizations and donor funds.

In keeping with our mission to share knowledge and resources to benefit the communities we serve, the Foundations work consistently to advance our three strategic goals: advance equity, strengthen healthy communities and broaden philanthropic expression.

To learn more about each of the foundations we support, please use the links below.

Our Strategic Goals

The Foundations work to advance three strategic goals in the East Metro and across Minnesota:

  • Advance equity
  • Strengthen communities
  • Broaden philanthropic expression
View our Strategic Framework

Advancing Equity

One of our core principles is our dedication to advancing equity. Our community thrives when all its members have access to the tools they need to share in its vitality. We strive to do this as:

  • Community participants
  • Economic entities
  • Funders
  • Employers
  • Fundraisers
Learn more