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.
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.
Analyzing Our Grantmaking
In 2020, we undertook a project to assess our grantmaking and measure how we use our grant dollars to contribute to racial equity within the East Metro and the state of Minnesota as a whole.
To fully understand our contributions to the various racial and ethnic communities that live here, we set out to disaggregate all of our grantmaking data from the past few years. Our data disaggregation project methodology report is available for those who would like to learn more, and we wrote about our learnings in a recent blog post.
Stories of Advocating for Equity
Learn how the Foundation and the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office are partnering to establish policy change around non-public-safety traffic stops.Learn More
Learn how investment advisor and senior financial planner Fatima Iqbal uses Islamic guidelines to assist Muslim clients, and how the Foundation partners with the Muslim American Society of Minnesota.Learn about the changes