We seek to dismantle the belief in a hierarchy of human value, with a focus on racial equity. Strengthened by a deeper understanding of the many facets of identity, we will work toward a community where all people experience justice and equity.

How We Work for Equity

Below you will see some examples of our equity work in the community.

2017 Facing Race awards recipients photo

Facing Race

The Facing Race Awards were established in 2007 to celebrate and honor individuals working to eliminate racism and its effects throughout Minnesota. The Awards are part of the Foundations’ ongoing commitment to racial equity.

Learn about the Facing Race Awards

Diversity Endowment Funds

Hosted by the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations, the Diversity Endowment Funds are driven by racial and cultural communities in Minnesota for the benefit of these same communities. 

Learn about the Diversity Endowment Funds
Wall mural depicting an African American man with eyebrow raised

History of Our Work

Our racial equity framework is a holistic, deep approach to our work. It honors and builds on the work we have done to date and pushes us forward to face racial equity challenges in new ways and with fresh energy and perspectives.

Read about the history



Facing Race: Our Commitment to Racial Equity
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