Grow Your Giving
Invest in a thriving community by supporting the causes and organizations you care about.
Create the Future You Envision
As a giver, you may have many goals: support the causes and community organizations you care about most; provide for your loved ones; invest in social change. By partnering with a community foundation, you can make an impact and realize your charitable goals.
Our local, experienced team will partner with you and your financial advisors to create a personalized giving plan. You can choose from many fund types — such as a donor advised fund — and many giving options.
Why Choose the Foundation
In addition to receiving personalized 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 80 years of expertise investing in the places and causes you care about.
Mya H., a donor since 2019
“ 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
Together We Are a Force for Change
Our Donors Make a Difference
Our donors responded to the unique circumstances of 2022 with unparalleled generosity, recommending grants to thousands of nonprofit organizations throughout the community.
Meet Our Team
Our dedicated gift planners and philanthropic advisors are ready to help you fulfill your charitable mission. They have the experience and community connections to help you start, continue or grow your giving.
Stories From Our Donor Community
Important Year-End Giving Dates for Donors
As you make plans for your 2023 year-end fund contributions and grant recommendations, please keep in mind these important dates.Learn More
Donor's Future Fund Will Support Her Favorite Causes for Years to Come
Learn how Connie Roehrich plans to support her favorite causes with a future fund.Read Connie's Story
Benefits of Having a Trusted Philanthropic Partner
Learn why attorney Abby Leach Schumaker partners with the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation to help her clients fulfill their giving goals.Read Abby's story
Brothers Honor their Father’s Legacy by Investing in Hometown
Learn how brothers Kip and Jeff are carrying on their parents’ mission to support the City of Wadena through their family foundation.Read their story