We invest in community-led solutions by identifying, funding and advocating for promising ideas that build capacity and magnify impact.
We believe those living in a community are best placed to identify the solutions to any challenges they face. We are proud to support agents and agencies of change across the state of Minnesota.
We take an active role in many community initiatives that make the East Metro and Minnesota better for all who call them home. We partner with organizations spanning various sectors to lead on sweeping change across the state and respond to emerging needs.
We are honored to invest in and partner with the agents and agencies of change who are working daily to address our most pressing issues. We support nonprofits through a variety of grant programs to strengthen and expand their work.
Program Related Investments
PRIs have a social and capital return, as they provide below-market-rate loans to organizations that might not have access to traditional financing.
These community investments provide a modest return, allowing the Foundation to reinvest dollars and giving our donors a unique opportunity to invest in the community.
We support local, volunteer-led community foundations across the state of Minnesota. Every year, these foundations grant thousands of dollars into their local communities.
Stories of Community-Led Solutions
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation partners with the Office of Financial Empowerment to help spread awareness about the new benefits of the child tax credit.Read about the Partnership
Our 2022 Building Community Capacity grants will be different as we transition to a new enterprise system and adopt a new Grant Portal.Read the News