Diversity Endowment

Community-led Grantmaking

Community-led grantmaking is the core of the Diversity Endowment Funds. Hosted by the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations, the Diversity Endowment Funds are driven by racial and cultural communities in the East Metro for the benefit of these same communities. Volunteer committees recommend grants for projects and programs, making these funds highly reflective and responsive to community-identified needs and solutions.

To learn more about the Diversity Endowment Funds, contact Takara Henegar at 651.325.4211 or takara.henegar@spmcf.org.

The Funds

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Asian Pacific Endowment

A permanent community endowment built by and for Asian-Pacific Islanders, the Endowment works with Minnesota’s Asian-Pacific community to support projects and programs that use culture to address social issues and give voice to their experiences.

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El Fondo de Nuestra Comunidad

El Fondo de Nuestra Comunidad is committed to fostering social change while preserving culture and values. The fund focuses on pathways to citizenship for the Latino community.

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Pan African Community Endowment

The Pan African Community Endowment supports efforts that reflect the history and values of African Americans and African immigrants and refugees. 

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Two Feathers Endowment

Two Feathers Endowment is partnering with Tiwahe Foundation on their American Indian Family Empowerment Program Fund and the Alumni Project Network grantmaking.


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