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 steward their charitable assets for community good. Thousands of donors work with us to fulfill their giving visions and amplify their impact. See why working with a community foundation could be right for you.
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.
Watch the video to learn about the unique role a community foundation like ours plays in helping donors meet their charitable giving goals.
Community Is Our Compass
At the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, we are committed to investing in Minnesota and creating an equitable, just and vibrant state where all communities and people thrive. Each year, alongside our donors, we make over 8,500 grants to the nonprofit community.
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Your Partner in Giving
When you open a fund with us, you will join a community of thousands of donors who are making an impact on the causes they care about most. We offer donor advised funds, as well as other types of charitable funds. We’ll help you choose the right fund based on your goals.
Benefits of Being a Donor with the Foundation
In addition to receiving personalized guidance to define your charitable vision and establish a fund, as a fundholder with the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, you will also enjoy the following benefits:
Personalized service tailored to your individual giving needs with local philanthropic advisors who know Minnesota and our communities
Many investment options for your fund, including socially responsible portfolios
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
“ My wife and I chose the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation because it focused on building a stronger community. It also gave us an opportunity to give during our lifetime, and for our children to continue their own philanthropy after we pass.”
Ray, donor advised fundholder
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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.