You Make An Incredible Impact
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 year in review.
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More Than 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.
“ The needs are great now. So rather than having money in the bank, it’s best to put it in the hands of the people. It’s important to us to support local programs. Working with the Foundation has given us the opportunity to give these gifts during our lifetime.”
Meet Some of Our Donors
Real Estate Donation Offers One Donor New Ways to Support Human Rights
Learn how fundholder Dick Senese turned his property into gifts for his favorite causes with a real estate donation to his donor advised fund.Read Dick's story
Three Generations of Giving
Christine Noonan shares how giving has become a family tradition.Watch the video
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
Gifts of Grain
Here’s how one Minnesota farmer turned his crops into resources for the community.Learn More
Donor Q&A: Jim Hansen
This local business leader lives out lessons of hard work, generosity and volunteerism.Read his story