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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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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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How to Steward Donors During COVID-19

Top five fundraising tips to help manage your current donor relationships

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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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The 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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Nonprofits Save $1.3 Million Using Catchafire

The Foundation builds nonprofits’ capacity with access to Catchafire, an online virtual volunteer platform that connects nonprofits with skilled volunteers.

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Meet Janssen Hang

HAFA is a membership-based nonprofit that is created, and led, by Hmong American farmers.

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Giving+Together - Arts

Donors gathered for the latest Giving+Together event to hear from representatives from the Arts Partnership. 

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Fall Harvest: Food Support Nonprofits

Meet a few of our grantees that provide food-related services to the East Metro.

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Answers to Your Year-End Giving Questions

Here are helpful answers to our donors' questions about donation and grant deadlines for the end of 2019.

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Podcasts for Professional Advisors

Check out a few podcast recommendations to enhance your practice.

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Clients for Year-End Giving

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

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Save Money With Lower Portfolio Fees

A new team means a more streamlined approach to your diversified portfolio.

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2019 Facing Race Award Honorees Named

Tuleah Palmer and the Rev. Gloria Roach Thomas are recognized as the 2019 Facing Race Award recipients.

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Grants Support Innovative Criminal Justice Programs

Grantees are the Mitchell Hamline Law School Reentry Clinic and SEEN, a writing and photography project of We Are All Criminals.

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Ruth Buffalo to Keynote 2019 Facing Race Awards Program

The Foundation announced that North Dakota Rep. Ruth Buffalo will be the keynote speaker at its 2019 Facing Race Awards program.

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Foundation Welcomes Program Officer Kedar Hickman

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announced that Kedar Hickman has joined the organization as its newest program officer.

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Telling Stories of Minnesota’s Immigrants

Green Card Voices and other nonprofit organizations provide empowerment to immigrants and refugees.

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Foundation Grants $8.2 Million to Minnesota Nonprofits

Grants include funding community-informed and -led solutions for programs and services.

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Let’s Donate It All

Artist Louise Harris is all in when it comes to giving, with a legacy donor advised fund in her estate plan.

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Beauty in Healing

Reclaim helps Minnesota queer and trans youth access mental health services.

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Talking With Your Clients About Philanthropy

To ensure your clients are aware of their philanthropic options, here are some questions to ask during your next advisory meeting.

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Foundation Welcomes Mai-Anh Kapanke

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announced that Mai-Anh Kapanke has joined the organization as associate vice president of Philanthropic Services.

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Lunch With a Purpose

These diverse and mission-driven restaurants in Saint Paul and Minneapolis provide an inspiring venue for business lunches.

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Better Together

The Foundation and its donors have granted nearly $2 million to Catholic Charities to address homelessness.

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Foundation Welcomes Chief Investment Officer Shannon O’Leary

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announced that the Saint Paul native has joined the organization as CIO.

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The Nature of Giving

Donor advised fundholder Melanie Kleiss wants to preserve Minnesota land and wildlife.

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Spring Your Giving Forward

In the spirit of spring cleaning, here are some of our nonprofit grantees accepting non-monetary donations to serve their communities.

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Endowing Legacy

Learn how the Foundation helped Minneapolis Parks Foundation steward their endowment.

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PRI Success: Growing XLFeet.com

Program Related Investments support entrepreneurs through the East Metro Job Creation Loan Fund.

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Capturing Our Stories

In Black Ink shares the absent narratives of Minnesota’s people of African heritage.

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Understanding My Narrative

This two-day workshop for media professionals helped address negative racial depictions and their impacts.

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How Does Media Shape Our Community Narratives?

Panelists discuss championing narrative change in the media at the Truth and Transformation conference.

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Guests Learn About East Metro Pulse at Data Parties

Data parties inform policy makers, funders and local leaders to champion important issues that affect their communities.

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Announcing a $1 Billion Giving Milestone

Minnesota’s largest community foundation celebrates an historic milestone.

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Foundation Announces New Leadership Amidst Growth

Learn how we changed our leadership strategy to accommodate new growth.

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Foundation Releases Results of East Metro Pulse Survey

Report includes responses from nearly 2,000 residents of Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties.

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Foundation Announces New Board Members

Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announces New Board Chair And five new board members.

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Generations of Giving

While researching different options for opening a fund, it was important to Sally and Karen that their sons be involved.

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Working Together to Address Homelessness

A cross-sector partnership is helping the growing number of people experiencing homelessness in our communities.

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Bitcoin Donation Fuels Cryptocurrency Gift Acceptance

Here's how one fundholder donated bitcoin to his donor advised fund.

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Advisor Spotlight: Stuart Bear

We spoke with Stuart Bear of Chestnut Cambronne about achieving his clients’ charitable goals.

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