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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

$50M
Dollars Granted

to organizations through donor advised funds in 2020

5,971
Number of Grants

from donor advised funds in 2020

2,361
Number of Organizations

receiving grants through donor advised funds in 2020

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.

Mya Honeywell

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.

Mya H.

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.

Turn Goods Into Gifts
Turn Goods Into Gifts

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.

Our Donors Make an Impact
Our Donors Make an Impact

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.

Where Giving Grows
Where Giving Grows

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.

Jeremy on bench

Stories of Inspiring Generosity

Read Property Donation Offers New Ways to Support Human Rights

Real Estate Donation Offers One Donor New Ways to Support Human Rights

Learn how fundholder Dick Senese turned his property into gifts for his favorite causes with a real estate donation to his donor advised fund.

Read Dick's story
Read Top Five Reasons to Partner with a Community Foundation

Top 5 Reasons to Partner with a Community Foundation

Here are five unique benefits of working with a community foundation to reach your charitable giving goals.

See the Five Benefits
Read Exploring Your Clients’ Giving Options: A Donor Advised Fund Versus a Private Foundation

Exploring Your Clients’ Giving Options: A Donor Advised Fund Versus a Private Foundation

Compare the benefits and responsibilities of two popular charitable giving vehicles your clients may be considering.

Compare the two
Read Turning Rental Property into a Charitable Gift

Turning Rental Property into a Charitable Gift

Fundholder KJ turned her rental property into funding to support her favorite causes through a donation to her donor advised fund.

Meet KJ

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