Management Improvement Fund

Anchoring nonprofits in stability and strength

Most nonprofits struggle to finance their day-to-day operations, let alone invest in long-term planning and management consultants. The Management Improvement Fund, a community initiative of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations, is dedicated to strengthening the internal operations of organizations. Grants can be used to fund consultations or technical assistance that help nonprofits identify and address their organization's unique needs.

Applying for a Grant

Contact us

All interested applicants are required to call or email the Management Improvement Fund at 651.325.4286 or before applying to ensure that the Fund fits your needs.


Grant resources

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How the Management Improvement Fund Makes a Difference

Since 1985, the Fund has provided more than $5.2 million to more than 600 nonprofit organizations. The Fund supports initiatives like strategic planning, board development, fund development planning and organizational assessments. As a result, grant recipients have bolstered fundraising, expanded important programs and improved service to the community. 

The Role of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations

Management Improvement Fund receives generous support from F. R. Bigelow Foundation, Mardag Foundation, the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations and many individuals.