Minnesota Philanthropy Partners is now called The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations!
For more than 75 years, The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations have been committed to strengthening our state and ensuring that Minnesota is a place where everyone can thrive. We consistently work to make our community a stronger, more equitable place.
Previously, we’ve used the name Minnesota Philanthropy Partners (or MN Partners) to communicate how we, as four individual foundations, are a part of a larger network. That network includes The Saint Paul Foundation, Minnesota Community Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation.
Going forward, we will simply be called The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations. This evolution places a focus on the principal foundations (The Saint Paul Foundation and Minnesota Community Foundation) and our geographic service area. We are two closely aligned organizations supported by a single, knowledgeable staff and board who are experts poised to help individuals and organizations identify ways to create their own legacy or solve community problems. We are also members of the community.
So what does this mean?
Our common name has changed, but the four foundations remain separate legal entities. Regardless of your current affiliation, your relationship with the foundations will not change.
If you are a donor or fundholder, your funds are invested with the foundation of your choice and your access to your online account will not change.
If you are a grantee, your program officer and granting foundation remain the same and your access to your online account will not change.
If you are seeking a grant, please continue to apply to The Saint Paul Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and/or Mardag Foundation as it best relates to your organization and our areas of funding.
If you are a community affiliate, your funds are invested with the foundation of your choice and your access to your online account will not change.
If you are a community partner, you will continue to work with the foundation that best aligns with your circumstance.
Our website has updated to spmcf.org and our email addresses have the same prefix, but now end in @spmcf.org. Our phone numbers remain the same. However, the correspondence that you receive from us will feature our new name and logo—The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations.
Yes, we have updated our appearance, but our expertise and extraordinary commitment to sharing knowledge and resources to benefit the community has not changed. The staff of The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations continues to support F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation. And, most importantly, we all continue to support you—the members of our community.