Grow Your Nonprofit’s Financial Future
THE SAINT PAUL & MINNESOTA FOUNDATION CAN BE YOUR TRUSTED PARTNER TO MANAGE YOUR NONPROFIT’S ENDOWMENT AND GROW YOUR LONG-TERM FINANCIAL STABILITY.
We support more than 215 nonprofits through endowments and other types of investment funds that can provide your organization with a stable income stream for generations to come.
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We Are Your Partners in Inspiring Generosity
Endowments are a great option to increase the stability of your organization, channeling charitable gifts into a single investment fund that builds over time.
Our nonprofit endowment team will work with you to make sure your nonprofit gets the most out of the resources that donors have entrusted to your organization.
You can rest easy knowing that your fund is in the hands of an organization that shares your community-centered values.
Is an Endowment Right for Your Organization?
Before starting an endowment, it’s helpful to have some best practices in place. Here are a few questions to ask yourself about your organization that will help you determine your endowment readiness.
- Has your organization been operating for more than 10 years?
- Does your organization have a stable annual fund program with donors who have been annually contributing for 10 or more years?
- Does your pool of prospects have a diverse age range and are your oldest prospects retired or approaching retirement?
- Have you been notified of at least one planned gift to your organization within the past five years?
- Does your organization have a dedicated staff position that can schedule and follow up with planned gift prospects and donors?
If you’ve answered yes to most of these questions, we can help your team start and maintain an endowment for years to come.
Learn more about how to determine your organization's endowment readiness with our endowment toolkit.
Endowments in Action
United Way of Northeastern Minnesota
After opening an endowment fund with a large gift from a donor, the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota has cultivated its board, focused on planned giving strategies, cultivated younger donors, and reinvested the earnings income.Read the story
It was the power of giving that made Crescent Cove go from a vision to fruition. To ensure the legacy of their work was secure for generations to come, this children’s respite and hospice home set up a nonprofit endowment fund with the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation in 2017.Learn about Crescent Cove
Minneapolis Parks Foundation
Since its inception in 2003, the Minneapolis Parks Foundation has made it their mission to work with the community to bring about a more prosperous and equitable park system for all. Funds generated by their endowment support some of the parks’ biggest projects.Read the story
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Start The Conversation
Ready to explore endowments further? We can guide you through the process. Contact our nonprofit team today.
Find Out How We Can Help
We love to help nonprofit organizations build their capacity and continue to inspire generosity. View our endowment management services, fund options and more.
Interested in starting a nonprofit?
Endowments are a long-term strategy for established nonprofits that have stable annual operating funds. If you are looking to start a nonprofit organization, please visit the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits website for guidance.
More Endowment Stories
Hastings Family Service Expands its Reach
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How to Turn Your Board Members Into Your Biggest Advocates
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Honoring Kao Ly Ilean Her's Legacy
Hnub Tshiab - Hmong Women Achieving Together honors one of its founders by establishing an endowment fund.Learn More
How Gifts of Retirement Assets Can Support Your Nonprofit
Learn how your nonprofit can work with donors to establish a charitable remainder trust that will support your organization for years to come.Learn More