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Honoring Minnesota's
Anti-Racism Activists

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation hosts an annual celebration honoring anti-racism activists and organizations in Minnesota. The Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and learn from the solutions and achievements of those in our community who are challenging harmful or absent narratives on race and building a community where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

The Facing Race Awards, established in 2007, are just one way the Foundation advocates for equity.

2020 Facing Race Awards

Save the date for the 14th annual Facing Race Awards:
October 1, 2020

2019 Facing Race Award Winners holding their awards

2020 Award Nominations Postponed

In our efforts to respond to the community’s needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pressing pause on the nomination period for the Facing Race Awards. When we have a new nomination period finalized, we will be in touch with those details.

If you have already submitted a nomination, that nomination has been received and will be saved and added to the nomination pool for our selection committee’s consideration.

If you have any questions, please contact us at Thank you for your patience.

Narrative Change Grants - Postponed

We envision an equitable, just and vibrant Minnesota where all communities and people thrive. To honor that vision, in times of crisis, the ways we help our communities thrive need to be flexible and responsive.

To that end, we have decided to postpone our Narrative Change grants until the Facing Race Awards in 2021. Our focus at that time will remain on Arts organizations. The funds set aside for our 2020 Narrative Change grants will be redistributed into our other grantmaking programs in an effort to provide additional, flexible relief for the pressures we know this pandemic has placed on many nonprofit organizations.

Thank you for your continued support. We are in this with you, and we welcome your thoughts and feedback. Please contact Nadege Souvenir if you have questions or concerns.

Past Facing Race Awards

Past Award Recipients

Meet our previous Facing Race Award recipients.

2019 Awards Photo Gallery

Check out photos from our 2019 Facing Race Awards.

Questions about Facing Race? Get in touch.