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Partnership for a ConnectedMN Awards $2.1 Million in Grants

23 organizations serving digital access needs of Minnesota students receive grants.

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How Four Donors Responded to the Pandemic

Donors shift their giving to meet community needs.

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Engaging Donors During Times of Uncertainty

Here's how to manage the challenges of talking to donors about planned giving during a pandemic.

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How the SECURE and CARES Acts Affect Charitable Gift Planning

You can help your clients make the most out of their gifts with the recent changes to the rules on charitable giving.

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Advocating for Racial Equity in Minnesota Classrooms

Learn more about MNEEP and its work to empower students to reach their full academic potential in This Present Moment.

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Changing the Narratives of Black, Indigenous & People of Color Through Art

The Twin Cities Theatres of Color Coalition discusses the role performing arts plays in social change.

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Participating in a Greater Vision for Minnesota

Learn more about COPAL and its work to build civic engagement in the Latinx community in This Present Moment.

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Building a Connected Community of Leaders

Learn more about AALF, and its work building strong community leaders in This Present Moment.

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Five Tips to Prepare Your Clients for End-of-year Giving

We’re here to help you and your client meet your year-end goals.

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Foundation Elects New 2021 Board Members

The Foundation announced the election of four new members to its board of directors.

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MCF and the Foundation Award Final Round of MDRF Grant Funding

In total, the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for coronavirus has supported 93 organizations and awarded over $11.4 million.

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Community Sharing Fund Celebrates 40 Years

Hear from Program Manager Arbadella Williams and others how Community Sharing Fund has made a difference for 40 years.

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Four Tips to Engage Your Clients in Family Giving

Talking to clients about multigenerational giving can increase satisfaction and build your practice.

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Donor Q&A: Ray

A lifelong volunteer and community mentor shares his philosophy on the importance of giving.

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“Art In This Present Moment” Created in Support of BIPOC Artists

Initiative seeks to amplify the voices and experiences of Minnesota artists by placing a spotlight on their music, dance and visual arts.

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Giving As a Way of Life

Abby, a former social worker, and her husband, Ken, turned the sale of a business into a legacy of giving that spans generations.

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Using Stock to Support Your Favorite Charities

Did you know that you can donate stock as a way to grow your fund and support your favorite nonprofit organizations?

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Pivot Your Fundraising

Here are three giving strategies you can talk to donors about during times of uncertainty.

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Criminal Justice Is a Public Health Issue

Huda Ahmed plans to transform Minnesota’s criminal justice system through a public health lens.

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How We Partner to Amplify Your Giving

See how combining our community knowledge and donor relationships leads to a special collaboration in this video.

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How Caroline and Aurea Learn From Each Other

A beautiful relationship between a donor advised fundholder and her advisor is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Helping Families Stay Safely Housed

Learn more about Neighborhood House and their housing support services in This Present Moment.

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Planning Your Giving in Uncertain Times

Here are two giving techniques you can use to support the causes you care about.

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Books That Encourage You to Give, Stand and Lead

Foundation staff and nonprofit leaders recommend their top summer reads for nonprofit employees.

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Summer Reads and Listens for Professional Advisors

Check out our staff recommendations for articles and podcasts to stay on top of the CARES Act and financial advising.

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Giving is a Family Affair

Sue, a fundholder at the Foundation, shares her personal, family-focused approach to giving.

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Creating a Relief Fund in Greater Minnesota

Learn more about the Martin County Area Foundation and their transformational work in Martin County in This Present Moment.

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Bridging Social Distancing through Innovation

Watch how Keystone Community Services is innovating to meet community needs.

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Donor Q&A: Jim Hansen

This local business leader lives out lessons of hard work, generosity and volunteerism.

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Supporting Families to End Multi-generational Poverty

Learn more about Northside Achievement Zone and their transformational work for families in North Minneapolis.

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Qualified Charitable Distributions in Retirement

In this video, we explore how donors can efficiently turn retirement income into a charitable donation.

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Public-Private Partnership to Support Student Connectivity Needs

The state is working with philanthropic and business leaders to focus on device and connection needs.

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Healing Trauma through Radical Self-Care

The Healing Justice Foundation provides the community with healing support and resources to address inequities.

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Why Beneficiary Designations Should Be Part of Your Fundraising Plan

Beneficiary designations can be a great way for donors to leave a lasting legacy for organizations they love and support.

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Carrying on a Friend’s Love for Babies

Hear how Mary continues her friend's legacy in This Present Moment.

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Nonprofits Put Recovery Funds to Use

Communities are receiving critical support to get through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sewing Together a Caring Community

Hear how Shellie gives back to her community in This Present Moment.

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Building a Safe Village

Hear how Otis Zanders and Ujamaa Place support young African American men in This Present Moment.

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Three Organizations Work to Transform the Criminal Justice System

Organizations launch emergency “Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund,” already at $1 million.

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Ways to Meet Immediate Community Needs

These articles and links to resources offer ways to act now in support of the Twin Cities protests and rebuilding efforts.

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MCF and the Foundation Award Over $3 Million in Grants

Grants for COVID-19 nonprofit recovery and community resilience focus on Twin Cities BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) community recovery efforts.

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Grants Awarded for Community-Led Solutions to Heal Racial Trauma

Funding will support programming of the African American Leadership Forum and the Healing Justice Foundation.

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Foundation Welcomes Stephanie Gale

Stephanie Gale assumes new role as associate vice president - finance and controller at Minnesota’s largest community foundation.

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Investing in Minnesota’s Future

College Possible responds to this present moment by adapting their tech-connected program

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Golden Contributions

Donors David and Janet support essential community needs in response to COVID-19.

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Keeping Child Care Doors Open

Think Small responds to this present moment with micro-grants for family child care providers.

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Investing in the Asian Minnesotan Community

The Coalition for Asian American Leaders is facing this present moment with hope and action.

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Nine Tips to Help Clients with Planned Giving

With increased interest in estate planning, here are ways to connect with clients on this important subject.

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Three Benefits of Donor Advised Funds for Professional Advisors

Donor advised funds can enhance your clients’ charitable giving goals, and working with your clients on DAFs can also benefit your business.

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Investment Update for Nonprofit Fundholders

Our Chief Investment Officer Shannon O'Leary provides an update on the performance of the multi-asset endowment portfolio.

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How to Steward Donors During COVID-19

Top five fundraising tips to help manage your current donor relationships

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The CARES Act and Charitable Giving

The CARES Act includes three specific provisions that relate to charitable giving and offer nonprofits unique fundraising opportunities.

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Six Things to Read & Watch about the Changing Fundraising Landscape

How should nonprofits approach planned giving and major gift fundraising right now?

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Foundation Welcomes Pahoua Yang Hoffman

Nonprofit executive brings expertise to advancing community-led solutions in Minnesota as senior vice president of Community Impact.

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Ways to Give During Crisis

Not sure how to donate to COVID-19 support efforts? The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation has options.

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MCF and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Award Round Three Grant Funding

Minnesota Council on Foundations and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation award over $2 million in third round of grants from the MDRF.

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Investment Update

We tapped Alex Rotenberger, Investment Analyst, to answer your questions about our current strategies for managing our investment portfolio.

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Rewriting Destiny

One man’s crusade to change the lives of the formerly and currently incarcerated

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Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Announces Executive Promotion

Carrie Jo Short assumes new role as senior director, community impact at Minnesota’s largest community foundation.

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$2.1 Million in Grants Awarded from the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund

Minnesota Council on Foundations and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation award second round of grants from the MDRF.

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$2 Million in Grants Awarded from the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund

Minnesota Council on Foundations and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation award first grants from the MDRF.

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A Welcoming Oasis

Como Friends helps provide an oasis in Saint Paul at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

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Responding to Community Needs During COVID-19

Here are some of the steps we are taking to fulfill our purpose to inspire generosity, advocate for equity and invest in community-led solutions during these challenging times.

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A History Maker Inspiring Women and Girls of Color

Get to know Gloria Perez, president and CEO of the Women's Foundation of Minnesota, and learn what inspires her life-changing work.

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The Resilience of the Nonprofit Sector Shines Through

Get inspired by the inventive ways local nonprofits are engaging and serving their communities during the pandemic.

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Take the Census & Shape Your Community

Take the 2020 Census. Now, more than ever, it is important to make sure your voice is heard and that you are counted.

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Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund Launched

Minnesota Council on Foundations and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Launch $4.4mil Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for Coronavirus

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How to Make Your Nonprofit Endowment a Successful Source of Income

Here are tips from our nonprofit partners on establishing a successful endowment fund.

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Our COVID-19 Update

Our top priority is the health and safety of our staff, donors, grantees, partners — and the community at large.

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Power of Relationships

Here's how one Professional Advisor helped open 100 funds with the Foundation.

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WINGS to Soar

WINGS provides Northfield women and youth with the financial resources they need to fly.

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Why Tax Time is the Right Time to Plan Your Charitable Giving

Here are six tips to consider as you think about how your charitable giving could impact your tax returns.

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Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Announces Executive Promotions

Melanie Hoffert and Nadege Souvenir assume new roles at Minnesota’s largest community foundation.

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How to Answer Your Clients' Top Five Giving Questions

The Foundation answers some of the top questions your clients are going to ask about their giving this year.

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Investing in Housing

Housing is the foundation for stable families and vibrant communities. We are focused on three key strategies to address homelessness and create access to affordable housing.

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No Place Like Home

Model Cities creates an ideal community for residents like Melkua and Pamela at the BROWNstone in Saint Paul.

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Walking in the Footsteps of Family

Robin Hickman-Winfield uses the works of her great-uncle, Gordon Parks, to educate youth on the importance of narrative change.

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2020 Giving Trends

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation predicts the charitable giving trends of 2020.

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How A Legacy Letter Can Deepen Family Relationships

Legacy letters provide a peek at the past and a direction for the future.

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Why Tax Time is the Right Time to Talk Charitable Giving

Here are eight tips to start the conversation about charitable giving with your clients.

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How to Build a Successful Endowment Fund

Tips on how to build and grow your nonprofit endowment fund, from nonprofits with a successful endowment fund

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El Fondo
A Fund for Puerto Rico

The donor advised fund El Fondo Boricua brings people together to support Puerto Rican communities.

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Celebrating 80 Years of Impact

A reflection on eight decades of work to create a just and vibrant Minnesota where all people and communities thrive.

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Establish an Endowment, Create a Legacy

Why establishing an endowment fund is beneficial to your organization’s future.

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Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Announces New Board Members

Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announces six new board members in 2020.

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A Sister's Love

Linda Turk’s love for her younger sister sparked her to establish a donor advised fund focused on mental health organizations.

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20 Resources to Build Your Clients’ Charitable Giving Expertise

Check out our list of philanthropy books, podcasts and Ted Talks for helping your clients achieve their philanthropic goals.

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Foundations Announce More Than $7.2 Million in Statewide Grants

Grants include funding for organizations and programs that elevate the voices and civic participation of communities that often go unheard.

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Nonprofits to Know - December 2019

Meet a few of the nonprofit organizations that received grant funding in our latest grant round.

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Foundation Promotes Scott Zastoupil to Chief Financial Officer

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announced that Scott Zastoupil has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer.

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Amplify Your Charitable Giving

Here are expert tips on how to enhance your year-end giving reach and goals.

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Exploring Pathways to Mental Health

Donors joined the conversation about mental health at the October 2019 Giving+Together event.

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Unique Community Spots for Your Next Donor Event

Next time you are looking to host a donor event, check out these unique community spaces in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

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Running on the Power of Giving

Crescent Cove established financial stability by opening a nonprofit endowment fund.

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Nonprofit Resources That Don’t Break the Bank

This list of nonprofit communications and marketing resources can lighten up your workload with minimal impact on your budget.

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Foundation Launches Digital Endowment Toolkit

Establish your nonprofit's long-term revenue plan with help from our digital endowment toolkit.

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Urban Boatbuilders

Urban Boatbuilders uses the craft of boatbuilding to develop academic, 21st-century and technical skills in youth.

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Brownbody

Brownbody combines figure skating, modern dance and theater to tell stories of African-American culture and history.

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Wilderness Inquiry

Wilderness Inquiry provides access to the outdoors for everyone no matter their age, background and ability.

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