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Upcoming Events

Giving+Together: Care and Welfare of Animals

Like many states, Minnesota is experiencing overpopulated animal shelters at an increasingly high rate, with shelters running out of resources, space, and help for our furry friends. Join us for our next Giving+Together event, where we’ll hear from guest panelists from Secondhand Hounds, Animal Humane Society and Bitty Kitty Brigade about the latest in Minnesota’s animal welfare community.

Panelists will discuss how their organizations work in partnership to ensure the well-being of all animals, the type of work they do beyond adoption, why this work matters, and what you can do to get involved in this community at such an important time for animals in need.

Event Details

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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Four Building Blocks of Planned Giving Success

This event is for our nonprofit endowment fundholders and other nonprofit employees interested in learning more about fundraising through planned giving.

Join Beth McCray, Nonprofit Strategies Manager at the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, to learn about the four building blocks of legacy gifts: knowing your tools, your assets, your donors, and your partners. In this session, you’ll get the opportunity to strengthen the tools you already possess to grow your planned gift expectancy pool so you can ensure that dollars aren’t left on the table.

Event Details

1 - 2 p.m.

Zoom webinar

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Insider Briefing: Public Health in Minnesota

Former Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcom joins the last Insider Briefing of 2023 to discuss the state of public health in Minnesota. She’ll address Minnesota’s biggest current public health challenges, critical lessons learned from the pandemic, and what it means for our future.

Event Details

10 - 11 a.m.

Zoom webinar

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Past Events

Giving+Together: Moving Our Youth Forward Through Sports & Recreation

This event was for Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation fundholders and their guests.

In this Giving+Together event, we were joined by The JK Movement, The Sanneh Foundation and Brownbody.

These three organizations are leading exciting initiatives that aim to create safe and healthy work, education, athletic and wellness pathways for the diverse young people of our region. They discussed how they’re paving the way for wellness in our youth, addressing the challenges that arise in sports and recreation, and promoting practices that best support our community’s future generations.

Event Details

Allianz Field

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2023 Round 2 Grantmaking Information Session #1

The Grants Team from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and our partner foundations — F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation — hosted an information session about our second round of grantmaking for 2023. The session provided an overview of the grantmaking programs and an opportunity for a Q&A.

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Fundraising for Your Organization's Future

Join the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and its Community Affiliates, the Hibbing Foundation and the Chisholm Community Foundation, to learn about strategies for growing an endowment to benefit your organization’s mission and long-term financial health.

This event is for our nonprofit endowment fundholders and other nonprofit employees interested in learning more about inspiring the generosity of donors through planned giving.

Event Details

Minnesota North College - Hibbing Campus

Foundation Happy Hour: The Power of Impact Investing

This event is for Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation fundholders and their guests.

Join us for a casual happy hour to mingle with other fundholders and the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation’s staff. Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D., President & CEO, will provide a welcome followed by brief remarks from Chief Investment Officer Shannon O’Leary.

Event Details

Summit Brewing Company

Insider Briefing: Planning Considerations and Opportunities for Partnering with Muslim Donors

It is increasingly important for professional advisors to understand the diverse needs of their philanthropic clients. Minnesota is home to a vibrant Muslim community, and we are proud to partner with three experts to offer knowledge on Muslim philanthropy and Sharia compliant investing.


Nausheena Hussain
Principal, Nissa Consulting

Fatima Iqbal, CFP®
Investment Advisor and Senior Financial Planner, Azzad Asset Management

Imam Asad Zaman
Executive Director and Imam, Muslim American Society of Minnesota

Read more on working with Muslim donors

Gift Acceptance Policies

This event was for our nonprofit endowment fundholders.

Speaker: Dana Holt, JD RICP AEP® CAP®, CEO & Philanthropic Specialist, HOLT Consulting

Start your day off right with Dana Holt as she does a deep dive into gift acceptance policies and what you need to know about them. These policies might not be the most glamorous part of your work, but they can be a useful tool for your organization’s success. Giving thought to your policies can lead to some exciting opportunities for growth while protecting your organization from financial crises.

In this session, you’ll learn why gift acceptance policies are important, how to use them to your advantage, what to think about when drafting or revising these policies, and where to look for further guidance. Join us in person for pastries, coffee, and engaging conversation, or access the event via Zoom.

Dana Holt

Giving+Together: Civil Rights and Social Justice

In this time when community need seems greater than ever, how and where should we think about leveraging resources to advocate for equity in Minnesota? What do communities need and how might we measure impact?

Join our virtual panel of three nonprofit and community leaders as we discuss civil rights and social justice advocacy work in our state, the progress that’s being made, as well as any challenges their organizations face in the work they do to create a more just and vibrant Minnesota.

This event is for Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation fundholders and their guests.



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