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A Minnesota That Works for Everyone

WE ARE COMMITTED TO DISMANTLING A BELIEF IN A HIERARCHY OF HUMAN VALUE, WITH A FOCUS ON RACIAL EQUITY.

As we work to create a just and vibrant Minnesota where all communities and people thrive, we know we can never realize our vision unless we advocate for equity.

Facing Race Awards

Our Annual Facing Race Awards celebrate individuals and organizations working to create a racially equitable community.

Narrative Change

Storytelling is how we make sense of the world around us. We can’t get to a just and equitable world until our collective narrative fairly and wholly represents each and every one of our communities.

Art In This Present Moment

During challenging times, artists are at the forefront of expressing a community's response and demanding change. We launched Art in This Present Moment, an initiative of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, with funding from the McKnight Foundation, to support their work.

We are providing financial support to artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who are changing and challenging dominant narratives through their craft.

Equity Resources

These articles, links and other resources offer ways to act now and learn more about how to be anti-racist and advocate for racial equity.

Stories of Advocating for Equity

Read Analyzing Our Grantmaking

Four Lessons Learned From Analyzing Our Grantmaking

Here’s how the Foundation is advocating for equity by updating our grantmaking methodology.

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Read Ramsey County Public Safety Fund

Ramsey County Public Safety Fund

New fund will support Ramsey County’s initiative to reduce non-public safety-related traffic stops.

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Read Beyond ESG: Sustainable Investment

Beyond ESG: Sustainable Investment

Chief Investment Officer Shannon O’Leary participated in a global panel discussion on sustainable investment trends.

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Read The Value of Community Engagement

The Value of Community Engagement

Board Member Feature: How Diane Tran’s experiences at the intersection of people and place led to a career in community engagement.

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