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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.

Dollars Granted

to organizations through donor advised funds

Number of Grants

from donor advised funds

Number of Organizations

receiving grants through donor advised funds

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

Watch Giving with Intention

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
Read A Donor's Generosity Helps Many Recognize Their Potential

Donor Q&A: Ray

A lifelong volunteer and community mentor shares his philosophy on the importance of giving.

Read his story
Watch Giving As a Way of Life Video

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.

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Read Golden Contributions

Golden Contributions

Donors David and Janet support essential community needs in response to COVID-19.

Read their story
Read Donor Q&A: Jim Hansen

Donor Q&A: Jim Hansen

This local business leader lives out lessons of hard work, generosity and volunteerism.

Read his story
Watch Sewing Together a Caring Community Video

Sewing Together a Caring Community

Hear how Shellie gives back to her community in This Present Moment.

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Watch Carrying on a Friend’s Love for Babies Video

Carrying on a Friend’s Love for Babies

Hear how Mary continues her friend's legacy in This Present Moment.

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Read The Nature of Giving

The Nature of Giving

Donor advised fundholder Melanie Kleiss wants to preserve Minnesota land and wildlife.

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Read Generations of Giving

Generations of Giving

While researching different options for opening a fund, it was important to Sally and Karen that their sons be involved.

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