About the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations
With roots in Saint Paul since 1940 and partners across the state, we are Minnesota’s largest community foundation and the partner of choice for thousands of donors, professional advisors, nonprofits and community organizations. We inspire generosity to make Minnesota better for all who call it home.
The Foundations and our partners have given over $1 billion in grants since our inception, helping to transform communities across the state for generations to come. Our highly skilled team supports more than 2,000 charitable organizations and donor funds and manages nearly $1.5 billion in assets, including F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation.
The Foundations and our fundholders responded to community needs in 71 out of 87 counties in Minnesota in 2018. We have 17 local, volunteer-led community affiliates throughout Minnesota.
2018 by the Numbers
grants given to organizations, initiatives and projects by the Foundations and our partners.
granted to communities by the Foundations and our partners.
Foundation-led grantmaking invested in our community by our expert staff through the Foundations' endowments.
August 6, 2019: Ruth Buffalo to keynote 2019 Facing Race Awards Program
February 19, 2019: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations announce $1 billion giving milestone
January 30, 2019: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations announce new leadership amidst growth
In the news
September 18, 2019: 2019 Most Admired CEOs: Eric Jolly, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations – Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal
September 13, 2019: Minnesota's largest community foundation helps give former inmates a second chance - Star Tribune
July 23, 2019: Hickman named Foundation program officer - Insight News
June 20, 2019: St. Paul foundations announce $8.2 million in grants to Minnesota nonprofits – Star Tribune
May 14, 2019: O’Leary to lead Saint Paul Foundation investments – Finance & Commerce
April 4, 2019: MSPBJ announces its 10 Most Admired CEOs for 2019 – Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal
April 2, 2019: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations' giving has made a difference for Waseca Area Foundation – Waseca County News
March 27, 2019: Parents and Early Childhood Advocates Urge Minnesota Lawmakers To Prioritize Early Childhood Funding – La Prensa de Minnesota
March 18, 2019: Survey: Minnesota media pros say industry has a problem with racial bias – MPR News
March 4, 2019: The vital need for better early education – MPR News
February 20, 2019: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations celebrate $1 billion giving milestone – Pioneer Press
February 19, 2019: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations surpass $1 billion in giving – Star Tribune
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President & CEO Dr. Eric Jolly
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