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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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East Metro Main Street Economic Revitalization Program Impact Report

Learn about the $7 million in state funding awarded to projects throughout Saint Paul.

The program supported 42 Saint Paul nonprofits and businesses that faced immense challenges the past four years due to the pandemic, civil unrest and other obstacles.

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What is a Community Foundation?

Have you ever wondered how a community foundation works or how it differs from other organizations?

A community foundation exists to meet the specific and unique needs of the places and people it serves — and for the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, that’s Minnesota and all who call it home.

Learn about community foundations

Investing in the Legacy of the Saint Paul Public Library

Learn how one couple’s gift of real estate will support young library patrons for future generations.

Inspired by the work of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, Scott and Kathy chose to create their own legacy through a charitable gift in their will.

Read their Story

Brick by Brick

The LEGO Llamas are making history by being the first Saint Paul Public School LEGO team to compete on a national level.

With support from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, these five young women will have the opportunity to show off their skills at this summer’s Florida Sunshine Invitational.

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What Legacy Will You Create?

Creating a charitable giving plan is a wonderful way to make a significant impact for generations to come.

Including charitable giving in your will or trust may be easier than you think. Partnering with the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation simplifies the process and ensures the causes you care about continue to thrive.

Create Your Legacy
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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 programs 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 second grant round of 2024 opens on July 15, 2024, and closes Aug. 7, 2024. We also offer other grant programs with rolling application dates.

On June 17, 2024, we announced a community-informed process to redesign our twice-yearly Building Community Capacity grant program. View our grant redesign hub for the latest information.

Our Impact

9,604

Grants given

To organizations, initiatives and projects in 2023

$106M

Granted

To communities by the Foundation in 2023

3,253

Number of organizations

receiving grants in 2023

$1.8B

Combined charitable assets

The largest community foundation in the state

See our impact in 2023

Stories From Our Community

Read Why Nonprofits Deserve Your Continued Support: Four Donor Benefits for Confident Giving

Why Nonprofits Deserve Your Continued Support

Learn why supporting nonprofits now is more crucial than ever.

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Read Fueling Change Through Collective Giving

GIVING WoMN: Fueling Change Through Collective Giving

Learn how one group of women are transforming how they support community.

Read about the Group
Read Meet Four East Metro Main Street Grantees

Meet Four East Metro Main Street Grantees

Learn how funding from the East Metro Main Street Economic Revitalization Program is empowering nonprofits and businesses to serve their communities.

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Read Giving Stories: Donor's Future Fund Will Support Her Favorite Causes for Years to Come

Giving Stories: Donor's Future Fund Will Support Causes for Years to Come

Learn how Connie Roehrich plans to support her favorite causes with a future fund.

Read Connie's Story
Read Donating Stock to Support Your Favorite Charities

Donating Stock to Support Your Favorite Charities

Did you know that donating stock can grow your charitable impact and support your favorite nonprofit organizations?

See How
Read Brick By Brick: Saint Paul Team Clinches Spot at National Robotics Competition

Brick By Brick: Saint Paul Team Clinches Spot at National Robotics Competition

Capitol Hill Magnet School’s LEGO Llamas will show off their talents in STEM at the Florida Sunshine Invitational.

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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.

See the Five Benefits
Read Investing in the Legacy of the Saint Paul Public Library

Investing in the Legacy of the Saint Paul Public Library

Learn how one couple’s gift of real estate will support young library patrons for future generations.

Learn More

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