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Mary McKeown, president and CEO of Keystone Community Services, speaks about turning the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic into opportunities by collaborating with other nonprofit leaders, listening to community requests and turning future plans into present action.

“We quickly accelerated some things that we had planned to do in 2021 because they were in our roadmap and the community said ‘This is what we need from you’. One example is a partnership with Metro Mobility. They wanted to keep their drivers employed and keep them driving, and they are now coming and picking up food packages from our food shelves and delivering those out to people in the community that need that food support,” says Mary.

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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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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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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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The Value of Community Engagement

Board Member Feature: How Diane Tran’s experiences at the intersection of people and place led to a career in community engagement.

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Getting-Back-Together at the Minnesota State Fair

In this guest blog post, Mary Chung and Shana Zaiser of the Minnesota State Fair Foundation share how one of Minnesota’s most treasured cultural traditions has adapted with optimism.

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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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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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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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