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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
$50M
Dollars Granted

to organizations through donor advised funds in 2020

5,971
5,971
Number of Grants

from donor advised funds in 2020

2,361
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.

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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

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.

Mya Honeywell
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.

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Stories of Inspiring Generosity

Read How to Support Your Nonprofit Clients

How to Partner with the Foundation to Support Your Nonprofit Clients

Learn audit director Cathy Lydon’s tips for fellow advisors when working with nonprofits.

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Read The Gift of Cryptocurrency

The Gift of Cryptocurrency

Here’s how to make virtual currency part of your charitable giving plan.

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Honoring Kao Ly Ilean Her's Legacy

Honoring Kao Ly Ilean Her's Legacy

Hnub Tshiab - Hmong Women Achieving Together honors one of its founders by establishing an endowment fund.

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Read about Gifts of Retirement Assets

How Gifts of Retirement Assets Can Support Your Nonprofit

Learn how your nonprofit can work with donors to establish a charitable remainder trust that will support your organization for years to come.

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