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Community Partnerships

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.

Community Initiatives

We partner with organizations spanning various sectors to lead on sweeping change across the state.

Grantmaking

We support nonprofits through grants to strengthen and expand their work.

East Metro Pulse

East Metro Pulse is a biennial survey and report that measures community vitality in the Twin Cities East Metro.

Program Related Investments

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.

Statewide Affiliates

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

Read about Changes to Our Grantmaking

Important Announcement about Our Grantmaking in 2022

Our 2022 Building Community Capacity grants will be different as we transition to a new enterprise system and adopt a new Grant Portal.

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Read Nonprofits 101

Nonprofits 101

Learn how the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations to strengthen our community.

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Read Xavier Tavera

Xavier Tavera

Latinx in Rural Midwest consists of film and photography from Xavier Tavera as part of an ongoing series about the Latinx community and their unique historic tie to American land.

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Read Afghan Resettlement Plan

Foundation Invests in Afghan Resettlement Plan

The Foundation partners with the Minnesota Council on Foundations and others to help new Afghan arrivals resettle in Minnesota.

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