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Grantmaking 101

Learn how the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation invests in community-led solutions through grant opportunities.

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Our Online Donor Toolkit

This resource will help you identify and clarify your values, interests and charitable vision.

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Foundations Announce Nearly $8 Million in Community Grants

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and the Mardag Foundation today announced that they have awarded nearly $8 million to Minnesota nonprofits through their latest round of grants.

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How to Talk to Clients about Charitable Giving

Janelle J. Chambers, attorney for Chandler & Brown, Ltd., shares tips on how to best support your clients’ philanthropy.

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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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Gifts of Grain

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

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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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Creating a Charitable Giving Legacy

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

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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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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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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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How to Have Conversations About Estate Planning

Tara Mattessich, shareholder at Larkin Hoffman, shares her tips and tricks for discussing philanthropy with clients.

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How the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund Made a Statewide Impact

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

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Response to Derek Chauvin Trial

The Foundation wants to acknowledge the emotional impact that the Derek Chauvin trial has had on our entire community. As such, we are planning to pause our daily operations to create a period of respite.

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Racial Justice IS Climate Justice

Sam Grant, executive director of MN350, speaks to why the path to climate change will inevitably center the intersection of racial and climate justice.

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