Your Impact in 2020
Your passion for investing for good in your community inspires us. Thank you for trusting us as your partner in giving. Your generosity is what makes our state a vibrant place to call home.
View the difference you made last year in our 2020 year in review.
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80 Years of Impact
2020 marked the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation’s 80th anniversary. There is little in the Twin Cities that has not been touched by the Foundation, and over the years you — our fundholders — have expanded that reach and granted to organizations in nearly every county in the state.
The gifts of yesterday make us better poised to address new and emerging disparities today, to grow the strengths of our community and to foster a Minnesota to be proud of — one where all people and communities thrive.
“ Giving has nothing to do with the amount. Giving has to do with the gift being meaningful to the giver.”
Tom G., fundholder
Meet Some of Our Donors
Giving with Intention
Through her donor advised fund, Mya Honeywell designed a creative way to engage her clients while giving back to her community.Watch Mya's story
Donor Q&A: Ray
A lifelong volunteer and community mentor shares his philosophy on the importance of giving.Read his story
Giving As a Way of Life
Abby, a former social worker, and her husband, Ken, turned the sale of a business into a legacy of giving that spans generations.Learn More
Donors David and Janet support essential community needs in response to COVID-19.Read their story
Donor Q&A: Jim Hansen
This local business leader lives out lessons of hard work, generosity and volunteerism.Read his story
Sewing Together a Caring Community
Hear how Shellie gives back to her community in This Present Moment.Learn More
Carrying on a Friend’s Love for Babies
Hear how Mary continues her friend's legacy in This Present Moment.Learn More
The Nature of Giving
Donor advised fundholder Melanie Kleiss wants to preserve Minnesota land and wildlife.Learn More