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June 30, 2020
Minnesota businesses, nonprofit groups raise funds for distance learning tools

Star Tribune

June 9, 2020
Twin Cities United Way, Minneapolis Foundation, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation commit to working to transform criminal justice system
Insight News

June 5, 2020
Minneapolis, St. Paul foundations aim at rebuilding, criminal justice reform after riots.
Star Tribune

June 5, 2020
Urgent call to action’: Huda Ahmed to lead collaboration on reforming Minnesota’s criminal justice, dismantling inequities
Sahan Journal

June 5, 2020
Twin Cities nonprofits raise $1.3M for minority-owned businesses damaged in protests
Pioneer Press

May 12, 2020
Community foundation hastening grant reviews to help local nonprofits
The Albert Lea Tribune

May 3, 2020
She asked for $32K to help White Earth elders keep the lights on. Their answer was three times greater.
Detroit Lakes Newspapers

May 1, 2020
A new challenge for Pahoua Yang Hoffman
TPT

April 25, 2020
Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation’s new senior VP of community impact looks forward to new challenges
Pioneer Press

April 19, 2020
Twin Cities relief agencies are bombarded, and some big donors step up to help
Star Tribune

March 31, 2020
St. Paul mayor expands Bridge Fund to $3.85 million through help of local support
Pioneer Press

March 24, 2020
U.S. Grant Makers Step Up for Global Covid-19 Efforts (Grants Roundup)
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

March 19, 2020
Minnesota foundations contribute $4.4 million to COVID-19 ‘recovery fund’
Pioneer Press

March 18, 2020
Minnesota nonprofits, foundations scramble to respond to COVID-19 outbreak

Star Tribune

February 5, 2020
A conversation with Eric Jolly

MPR News

February 4, 2020
With state help, hundreds of emergency shelter beds open for homeless Minnesotans

Star Tribune

January 13, 2020
Sunrise Banks launches affordable housing program
Twin Cities Business

2019

December 19, 2019
Foundation names Zastoupil CFO
Finance & Commerce

December 12, 2019
St. Paul set to kickstart a college savings account for every newborn
MinnPost

October 19, 2019
A barren corner of Saint Paul got a little prettier thanks to the efforts of several volunteers
Pioneer Press

September 24, 2019
Prison writing exhibit ‘SEEN’ is made even richer with portraits
MinnPost

September 20, 2019
‘We really need to get rid of Minnesota Nice and start having honest conversations’: 2019 Facing Race Awards recognize anti-racism activists and leaders
MinnPost

September 18, 2019
2019 Most Admired CEOs: Eric Jolly, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations
Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal

September 13, 2019
Minnesota's largest community foundation helps give former inmates a second chance
Star Tribune

July 23, 2019
Hickman named Foundation program officer
Insight News

June 20, 2019
St. Paul foundations announce $8.2 million in grants to Minnesota nonprofits
Star Tribune

April 4, 2019
MSPBJ announces its 10 Most Admired CEOs for 2019
Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal

February 20, 2019
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations celebrate $1 billion giving milestone
Pioneer Press

February 19, 2019
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations surpass $1 billion in giving
Star Tribune

Press Releases

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Three Organizations Work to Transform the Criminal Justice System

Organizations launch emergency “Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund,” already at $1 million.

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MCF and the Foundation Award Over $3 Million in Grants

Grants for COVID-19 nonprofit recovery and community resilience focus on Twin Cities BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) community recovery efforts.

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Grants Awarded for Community-Led Solutions to Heal Racial Trauma

Funding will support programming of the African American Leadership Forum and the Healing Justice Foundation.

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Foundation Welcomes Stephanie Gale

Stephanie Gale assumes new role as associate vice president - finance and controller at Minnesota’s largest community foundation.

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Foundation Welcomes Pahoua Yang Hoffman

Nonprofit executive brings expertise to advancing community-led solutions in Minnesota as senior vice president of Community Impact.

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MCF and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Award Round Three Grant Funding

Minnesota Council on Foundations and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation award over $2 million in third round of grants from the MDRF.

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Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Announces Executive Promotion

Carrie Jo Short assumes new role as senior director, community impact at Minnesota’s largest community foundation.

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$2.1 Million in Grants Awarded from the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund

Minnesota Council on Foundations and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation award second round of grants from the MDRF.

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$2 Million in Grants Awarded from the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund

Minnesota Council on Foundations and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation award first grants from the MDRF.

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Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund Launched

Minnesota Council on Foundations and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Launch $4.4mil Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for Coronavirus

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Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Announces Executive Promotions

Melanie Hoffert and Nadege Souvenir assume new roles at Minnesota’s largest community foundation.

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The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Announces New Board Members

Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announces six new board members in 2020.

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Foundations Announce More Than $7.2 Million in Statewide Grants

Grants include funding for organizations and programs that elevate the voices and civic participation of communities that often go unheard.

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Foundation Promotes Scott Zastoupil to Chief Financial Officer

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announced that Scott Zastoupil has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer.

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2019 Facing Race Award Honorees Named

Tuleah Palmer and the Rev. Gloria Roach Thomas are recognized as the 2019 Facing Race Award recipients.

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Grants Support Innovative Criminal Justice Programs

Grantees are the Mitchell Hamline Law School Reentry Clinic and SEEN, a writing and photography project of We Are All Criminals.

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Ruth Buffalo to Keynote 2019 Facing Race Awards Program

The Foundation announced that North Dakota Rep. Ruth Buffalo will be the keynote speaker at its 2019 Facing Race Awards program.

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Foundation Welcomes Program Officer Kedar Hickman

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announced that Kedar Hickman has joined the organization as its newest program officer.

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Foundation Grants $8.2 Million to Minnesota Nonprofits

Grants include funding community-informed and -led solutions for programs and services.

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Foundation Welcomes Mai-Anh Kapanke

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announced that Mai-Anh Kapanke has joined the organization as associate vice president of Philanthropic Services.

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Foundation Welcomes Chief Investment Officer Shannon O’Leary

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announced that the Saint Paul native has joined the organization as CIO.

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Announcing a $1 Billion Giving Milestone

Minnesota’s largest community foundation celebrates an historic milestone.

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Foundation Announces New Leadership Amidst Growth

Learn how we changed our leadership strategy to accommodate new growth.

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Foundation Releases Results of East Metro Pulse Survey

Report includes responses from nearly 2,000 residents of Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties.

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Foundation Announces New Board Members

Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announces New Board Chair And five new board members.

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