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March 22, 2022
The Extraordinary Response of Philanthropy Associations & Networks to COVID-19
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Jan. 7, 2022
Signs from the heart: Nonprofit increases access for deaf people of color in the Twin Cities
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Dec. 27, 2021
As You Reflect on 2021, What About a Legacy Letter?
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Dec. 14, 2021
Eye On St. Paul Q&A: Robin Hickman-Winfield
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Nov. 11, 2021
Twin Cities artist works to 'Preserve' interactions often taken for granted
MPR News

Nov. 7, 2021
Welcome signs: Valerie Shirley helps Minnesota’s deaf Muslim community with everyday activities like filling out paperwork — and deeper concerns like understanding their religion.
Sahan Journal

Oct. 29, 2021
Meet the Honorees of the 15th Annual Facing Race Awards
TPT

Oct. 21, 2021
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Adds Casey Shultz to Staff
Twin Cities Business

Oct. 11, 2021
Laying the groundwork for equitable traffic-stop policies

Faribault Daily News

Oct. 8, 2021
Facing race with Victoria McWane-Creek
Fergus Falls Daily Journal

Oct. 5, 2021
Leveraging Equity to Defund Hate: Values-Aligned Philanthropy in Practice
Council on Foundations

Sept. 30, 2021
Mold Young Leaders, Share Power, and Acknowledge Injustice: Advice From Foundation Leaders of Color
Chronicle of Philanthropy

Sept. 24, 2021
Crisis responders: the state’s resourceful nonprofits, which navigated a year like no other
MinnPost

Sept. 22, 2021
Post-Census, Minnesotans urged to help more diverse population
Faribault Daily News

Sept. 8, 2021
Ramsey County attorney says he won't prosecute most felonies arising from low-level traffic stops
Star Tribune

Sept. 8, 2021
Ramsey County ending prosecuting most felony cases which started as low-level traffic stops
WCCO

July 7, 2021
Spotlight On: Dr. Eric Jolly, President, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

Capital Analytics

July 1, 2021
Billboards across Twin Cities by Augsburg alums promote call for racial justice

Yahoo! News

June 16, 2021
What now, what next: Investing in anti-racism

MinnPost

June 7, 2021
Justice Work Continues Behind the Scenes, Post-Floyd

Public News Service

May 26, 2021
Scholarship Fund Created for Families of U.S. Healthcare Workers and Volunteers Lost to COVID-19

Star Tribune

May 7, 2021
'The View' celebrates AAPI heritage month
ABC News

April 14, 2021
Foundations: Advancing Equity Also Requires an Inward Look
Public News Service

April 9, 2021
Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation seeks nominations for anti-racism award
Pioneer Press

April 3, 2021
A plan to invest more in America from two Twin Cities investors
Yahoo! News

March 12, 2021
A year into pandemic, some efforts to help Minnesota health workers may be here to stay
Star Tribune

March 3, 2021
Community-led digital equity solutions reach more Minnesota students
PR Newswire

Feb. 19, 2021
Grants Emerge for Families Who Lost Healthcare Workers to COVID
Public News Service

Jan. 25, 2021
Resisting diversity could lead to termination
Pensions & Investments

Jan. 24, 2021
After scrambling to help others in a tumultuous year, the outlook for nonprofits in 2021? Dicey but hopeful
Pioneer Press

Jan. 23, 2021
In a tough year, donors came through for Minnesota's charities
Star Tribune

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Foundation Welcomes Casey Shultz as Director of Investor Relations

The Foundation today announced that Casey Shultz has joined the organization as Director of Investor Relations.

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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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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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The Manidoo Ogitigaan Artist Collective

The Birch Bark Canoe was created by the Manidoo Ogitigaan Artist Collective, a group of Indigenous artists who work to preserve the teachings, practices and traditions of their people through traditional Anishinaabeg art forms.

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Art In This Present Moment Grants Announced

Funding recognizes Minnesota’s Black, Indigenous and people of color artists and their work created at the intersection of cultural art and activism.

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Thomas Stillday, Jr.

Thomas Stillday, Jr. is an Indigenous beadwork artist who mixes unique stitching techniques with a distinct choice of colors to create unique Ojibwe designs on bandolier bags.

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Robin Hickman-Winfield

Robin Hickman-Winfield celebrates the stories, elegance, beauty and talent of Black men and women through soulful dolls.

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Kazua Melissa Vang

Artist Kazua Melissa Vang uses photography and mixed media art to preserve the legacy of her father and tell the stories of her family and Hmong heritage.

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Refugee Families Are Counting on Us

In this guest blog post, Aziza Mama of the International Institute of Minnesota shares how the Institute supports newly arrived families from Afghanistan.

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Capacity Building Grant Program Helps Nonprofits Grow

Three grant recipients share how their organizations have grown with capacity building support from the Management Improvement Fund.

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Important Year-End Giving Dates for Donors

As you make plans for your year-end fund contributions and grant recommendations, please keep in mind these important dates.

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2021 Facing Race Award Honorees Named

A program celebrating the honorees will be broadcast on the Minnesota channel of TPT Twin Cities PBS, featuring special contributor and author Kao Kalia Yang.

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Broderick Poole

Artist Broderick Poole showcases his artistry by shining light on prominent Black leaders through jacket patchwork.

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Donor Relationships 101

Learn how the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation partners with donors to invest in our community.

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Four Lessons Learned From Analyzing Our Grantmaking

Here’s how the Foundation is advocating for equity by updating our grantmaking methodology.

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Ramsey County Public Safety Fund

New fund will support Ramsey County’s initiative to reduce non-public safety-related traffic stops.

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