“The most rewarding part of the work I do at the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation is being able to invest in, engage with and work alongside our dedicated community members aiming to provide solutions that are driven and informed by the communities it’s our duty to serve.”
As relationship manager and part of the Community Impact team, Cheniqua proudly supports the work of nonprofit organizations throughout the metro and in Greater Minnesota. Cheniqua is responsible for reviewing grantmaking in health and civic engagement.
Cheniqua joined the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation in November 2020. She brings seven years of prior experience in community engagement, political organizing, and local, state and federal government. Cheniqua received her bachelor’s in family social science from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities as a first-generation, TRIO, college graduate and Marquette University Les Aspin Center, Keith E. Sherin Global Scholar.
Outside of work, Cheniqua can be found socializing, organizing or tapping into anything musical. She’s a huge fan of live music and bands as she has played the alto saxophone since she was 10 years old. Cheniqua was born and raised in Worthington, Minnesota, where she currently resides with her family and most recently served as the Honorary City Council member.