WE INSPIRE GENEROSITY THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND NATIONWIDE BY CREATING NEW PATHWAYS FOR donors to activate and amplify their giving.
Our Donors Make an Impact
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Building Strong Relationships
Caroline and Aurea's Story
Donor advised fundholder Caroline built a special connection with her philanthropic advisor Aurea Gerard from their very first meeting. Aurea helps Caroline live out her philanthropic hopes and dreams.
They share the joys of working with each other in this video.
Giving with Intention
"From the first time I sat down with someone from the Foundation, it wasn’t just the dollars and cents discussion. It was ‘How I was going to see this impacting people? What is your goal? Let’s talk about that.’ It was a human connection, and that’s what made me feel so good."
“ That first step, setting up a fund, was the only step I needed to take. Once I made that commitment, they turned around and provided me with the tools to make the biggest impact possible.”
Join a Community of Givers
We inspire generosity throughout Minnesota and nationwide by creating new pathways for you to activate and amplify your giving. We make it easy for you to make a difference.
Make a lasting impact on the causes you care about with a gift of real estate, stocks, life insurance and more.
We’ve been helping Minnesotans give non-cash assets to support their favorite causes for more than 80 years.
At the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, you are part of a community of donors who make a difference every day.
Learn more about our donors and how they inspire generosity across Minnesota.
Are you dreaming of making a difference? We can help you turn your generosity into action.
We are where giving grows. And we can be where your giving grows, too.
Investing in Community-led Solutions
We invite our donors to partner with us as we invest in the community through work like our Community Sharing Fund, Community Leaders Fund and program-related investments.
If you’re interested in supporting this type of work with the Foundation, please contact us.
Stories of Inspiring Generosity
Five Tips for Researching Nonprofit Organizations to Support
These tips provide a useful guide for donors choosing to make a first-time gift to an organization.Learn More
Putting Youth & Housing at the Forefront of Giving
Learn how fundholders Curt & Timm are using their donor advised fund to make an impact on youth and families.Read their story
Spring Updates from the Foundation
In this video message, President & CEO Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D., shares how the Foundation acts as a connector to advance work in Minnesota.Hear from Dr. Jolly
Faithful Investing: How Advisors Can Better Work with Muslim Donors
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