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
What are Non-Cash Assets?
Donating non cash assets like real estate or cryptocurrency can allow you to make a significant impact on your favorite causes.Watch the video
The Charitable Gift of Life Insurance
Create a charitable legacy by donating a gift of life insurance.Learn More
Red Wing College Promise Program Offers Free Tuition to Local Youth
The Jones Family Foundation makes an impact on students in the city of Red Wing by providing free tuition.Learn More
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