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Grow Your Giving

Create your charitable goals and support the causes and community organizations you care about. Our expert team will partner with you and your financial advisors to create a giving plan that’s right for you.

Support Causes You Care About

Explore multiple ways to give to the nonprofits and causes you care about most.

Provide Support Forever

Create your future giving plan that will realize your charitable vision for generations to come.

Engage Your Family

Determine meaningful ways to involve your children, grandchildren or other loved ones in giving.

We feel very blessed as our family, and so we try to make sure that we give forward to others whenever we can.

Judy M., donor

Fulfill Your Charitable Goals

We can help you define your charitable vision, then create the right fund for you.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds

This simple tool provides you with the flexibility to make grants to the causes and organizations you care about. Our online donor portal allows you to manage your giving and tax receipts.

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Designated Funds

Choose the charities you want to support, and we will issue annual grants to those nonprofits — forever.

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Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds

Identify a charitable purpose (e.g., the arts, education) and/or a geographic area. We will find effective nonprofits and ensure that annual grants align with your intent.

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Unrestricted Funds

Unrestricted Funds

Make a permanent investment in the quality of life across the state. Every year, your legacy will make grants to worthy nonprofits addressing emerging and changing community needs.

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Together We Are a Force for Change

Why Choose the Foundation

In addition to receiving expert service and access to high-quality charitable products, when you work with us, you are joining forces with Minnesota’s largest community foundation. We have nearly 80 years of expertise investing in the places and causes you care about.

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Donor Resources

Explore resources and tools to guide your giving and maximize your use of the online donor portal for managing your fund.

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Our Giving+Together and North Star Society events bring donors together to learn about a variety of topics.

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Stories From Our Donor Community

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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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2020 Giving Trends

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

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Legacy Letter

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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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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