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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.

Press releases

August 26, 2019: Tuleah Palmer and the Rev. Gloria Roach Thomas named as 2019 Facing Race Award Honorees

August 19, 2019: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations Award Two Grants Advancing Innovative Programs Supporting Individuals Impacted by the Criminal Justice System

August 6, 2019: Ruth Buffalo to keynote 2019 Facing Race Awards Program

July 15, 2019: The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations welcome program officer Kedar Hickman

June 18, 2019: Foundations grant more than $8.2 million to Minnesota nonprofits

June 10, 2019: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations welcome Mai-Anh Kapanke as associate vice president of Philanthropic Services

May 13, 2019: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations welcome Shannon O’Leary as Chief Investment Officer

February 19, 2019: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations announce $1 billion giving milestone

January 30, 2019: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations announce new leadership amidst growth

January 28, 2019: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations release results of East Metro Pulse survey

January 3, 2019: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations announce new board chair and five new board members


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

Media resources

For media inquiries

Contact Melanie Hoffert, associate vice president of marketing communications

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Logos and logo usage guidelines

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President & CEO Dr. Eric Jolly

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