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We are a partner to thousands of donors and nonprofit organizations working to help us meet our aspiration: A just and vibrant Minnesota where all people and communities thrive.

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2023: A Year of Collective Collaboration

Listen to our President & CEO, Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D., reflect on last year's accomplishments and what’s ahead in 2024.

At the Foundation, collaboration happens daily in large and small ways. See how partnerships led to aligned action in our 2023 impact report.

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Liminal Space: Balancing Your Succession Plan

Listen to Season 3, Episode 6 of I So Appreciate You!, as we talk to two leaders in the Twin Cities nonprofit scene, Carmen Giménez and Ruby Oluoch.

Co-hosts Nadege Souvenir and Melanie Hoffert chat with Carmen Giménez and Ruby Oluoch about their insights on the importance of succession planning and how individuals and organizations can prepare for successful leadership transitions.

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Max Foundation Honors Max’s Memory

Max was a shining light, always willing to help those in need. His family and community were devastated when he lost his life at the age of 19.

Through the Max Foundation, his community provides mental health awareness education to elementary and high school students.

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Max Foundation honors Max, pictured with his two sisters

Serving Our Community

Donors

Donors

Make the most impact with your charitable dollars. Learn why we are the choice partner for thousands of donors.

Professional Advisors

Professional Advisors

You can expect that we will take great care of your clients to ensure their unique giving visions are realized.

Nonprofits

Nonprofits

Through grants and partnership, we support innovative organizations across the state of Minnesota.

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Grant Opportunities

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and our partners F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation offer a variety of grant opportunities to support nonprofits meeting the diverse community needs across the East Metro and Minnesota.

We offer two Building Community Capacity grant rounds a year. Our first grant round of 2024 opens Jan. 16, 2024, and closes Feb. 7, 2024. We also offer other grant programs with rolling application dates.

Our Impact

9,772

Grants given

To organizations, initiatives and projects in 2023

$107M

Granted

To communities by the Foundation in 2023

3,287

Number of organizations

receiving grants in 2023

$1.7B

Combined charitable assets

The largest community foundation in the state

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Stories From Our Community

How to Make Executive Compensation Part of Your Clients’ Charitable Giving

How to Make Executive Compensation Part of Your Clients’ Charitable Giving

Learn how stock options, executive pay and other compensation could be part of your clients’ giving plan with our quick reference guide to donating executive compensation.

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Read Foundation Welcomes Tsega Tamene as Senior Director of Community Impact

Foundation Welcomes Tsega Tamene as Senior Director of Community Impact

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announced that Tsega Tamene will be joining the Foundation as Senior Director of Community Impact.

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Read How to Know if a Planned Gift is Right for You

How to Know if a Planned Gift is Right for You

Here’s what you should consider when making your long-term charitable giving plan.

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Read How to Make a Donor Advised Fund Part of Your Estate Plan

How to Make a Donor Advised Fund Part of Your Estate Plan

Here are answers to common questions on how to include a charitable giving fund in your estate plan.

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Read The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Selected by the Bush Foundation as Grantmaking Partner

Foundation Selected as Grantmaking Partner

Kari Onyancha hired by the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation to support new relationship

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Read Top Five Reasons to Partner with a Community Foundation

Top 5 Reasons to Partner with a Community Foundation

Here are five unique benefits of working with a community foundation to reach your charitable giving goals.

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Read Operationalizing Equity

Operationalizing Equity

Chief Operating Officer Nadege Souvenir discusses how the Foundation weaves equity into everything we do.

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Read Daniel Lemm Joins Board of Directors

Daniel Lemm Joins Board of Directors

Daniel Lemm brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his appointment.

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