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Community foundations exist to make communities stronger.

For over eight decades, the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation has partnered with individuals, families and businesses throughout the East Metro and the state of Minnesota to fulfill their giving visions.

How a Community Foundation Works

Community foundations bring together the financial resources of families, individuals and organizations who care about a specific place and then invest those resources back into the community.

At the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, we are committed to investing in Minnesota, in creating an equitable, just and vibrant state where all communities and people thrive.

Our Promise To You

  • Your goals are our goals.
  • You will be guided each step of the way.
  • You will work with a local partner who will act in your best interest at all times.
  • You will get more than a transaction. You will get a trusted partner in giving.
  • You will work with a local team who knows the community.

Your Partner in Giving

When you open a fund with us, you will join a network of hundreds of donors who are making an impact on the causes they care about most. You will also enjoy the following benefits:


Personalized service tailored to your individual giving needs


Local philanthropic advisors who know Minnesota and our communities


A suite of resources to help you develop and refine your giving, including an online toolkit


The ability to manage your giving online through our donor portal


Exclusive invitations to Giving+Together events where you will learn about the work of our nonprofit partners alongside other donors

Explore Our Services

Read Ways to Give

Ways to Give

There are a variety of ways to make a gift. Many options can provide income during your lifetime or significant tax benefits — or both. Learn about donating non-cash assets.

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How To Open A Fund

How To Open A Fund

We want to help you give in a way that aligns your goals with the needs of your family and community.

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Start A Fund Today

Start A Fund Today

Take the next step to maximize your giving. Start your donor advised fund with the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.

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Connect With Us

If you would like to begin a conversation about partnering with us, get in touch with our team. Please call us at 651.224.5463, email, or reach out to one of our local gift planners today to start a conversation.

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