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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 ... 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.

David, fundholder

Meet Some of Our Donors

Read Property Donation Offers New Ways to Support Human Rights

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
Read Three Generations of Giving

Three Generations of Giving

Christine Noonan shares how giving has become a family tradition.

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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 Gifts of Grain

Gifts of Grain

Here’s how one Minnesota farmer turned his crops into resources for the community.

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Read Donor Q&A: Jim Hansen

Donor Q&A: Jim Hansen

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

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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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