Local and focused philanthropy
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations support local, volunteer-led foundations through the Community Affiliates program. Every year, these affiliate foundations grant thousands of dollars into local communities. Community members drive the grantmaking process of each affiliate and community fundraising and outreach efforts helps build permanent funds to invest in their region for years to come.
Our community affiliates
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations believe supporting local leaders with the tools and resources they need to fulfill their community vision is another way to build a strong community. Volunteers, board members and donors are best placed to understand and meet the pressing needs of their neighbors. The Foundations are proud to provide supportive services to 16 local community affiliates:
- Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation
- Shoreview Community Foundation
- Vadnais Heights Area Community Foundation
- Chisholm Community Foundation
- Five Star Community Foundation
- Freeborn County Communities Foundation
- Hibbing Foundation
- Martin County Area Foundation
- Martin County Youth Foundation
- New Ulm Area Foundation
- Saint Louis Park Public Schools Foundation
- Springfield Area Foundation
- Waseca Area Foundation
- Wayzata Public Schools Education Foundation
- Zumbrota Community Trust
Partners and service providers
Our Community Affiliates team provides expertise and resources in the following areas.
Our team provides exceptional back-end operations and support for local Community Affiliates and affiliated fundholders with services like gift processing, grantmaking, event support and accounting.
Consulting and Training
Our team offers expertise to local community affiliate boards around board engagement, fund development, grantmaking, community outreach and special projects. We specialize in delivering community-relevant trainings responsive to local needs and audiences.
Program-wide Learning and Development
The Community Affiliates team creates opportunities for all affiliates to benefit from shared experiences, best practices and new learnings through state-wide gatherings, regional insider briefings and leadership development programs.