Building a Vibrant Minnesota
As Minnesota’s largest community foundation, we inspire generosity, advocate for equity and invest in community-led solutions. This purpose guides our work in and for Minnesota and the Twin Cities’ East Metro.
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.
The Facing Race Awards recognize anti-racism advocates in Minnesota working for justice and equity.
We look forward to announcing this year’s recipients on September 25 and celebrating the impact they’re making in our community.Learn About The Awards
In Season 3, co-hosts Nadege Souvenir and Melanie Hoffert continue the show’s sometimes raw, sometimes funny and always uniquely insightful discussions.
Get inspired by guests from a variety of backgrounds and sectors as the podcast explores the challenges and triumphs of people shaking up our community for the better.Listen Now
Bee and her daughter Sharon celebrate the lives of their loved ones by continuing their legacies of giving.
“My father was always raised with the value of people above resources,” said Sharon. “Even though he grew up with very little, he shared what little he had.”Read Their Giving Story
The Philando Castile Peace Garden honors the life of a man who touched so many.
Valerie Castile and the Falcon Heights community have turned the location where her son Philando was murdered into a place of healing, peace and tranquility.See the Garden in Bloom
The Marcell Experimental Forest located at the Northern Research Station is one of 80 experimental forests throughout the United States.
Watch our fourth episode of Corner Conversations with Chris Garner to learn more about the Marcell Experimental Forest and the SPRUCE experiment.Watch the Video
Make the most impact with your charitable dollars. Learn why we are the choice partner for thousands of donors.
You can expect that we will take great care of your clients to ensure their unique giving visions are realized.
Through grants and partnership, we support innovative organizations across the state of Minnesota.
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 will open on Jan. 16, 2024, and close Feb. 7, 2024. We also offer other grant programs with rolling application dates.
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Linda Garrett-Johnson has joined the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation as the new Program Officer on the Community Impact team.Read the news
Learn how donors can support your nonprofit through their donor advised funds in part one of this three-part series.Learn More
Ashley Gam has joined the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation as the new AVP Director of Investments.Read more
Now is the time to talk to your clients about options related to required minimum distribution taxation with a qualified charitable distribution.Learn More