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 Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation have announced the recipients of our spring 2023 grants.
Meet some of the nonprofits and projects we have the privilege of supporting in this video from our Community Impact team.See the Grant Announcement
Timm and Curt use their donor advised fund to support affordable housing and youth mentorship.
Learn how partnering with the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation has allowed this couple to enjoy giving to their favorite causes without having to closely manage their fund.See Their Giving Story
Spring has finally come to Minnesota. In this video, President & CEO Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D., shares highlights from our work.
Learn how the Foundation acts as a connector through our Giving+Together events for fundholders, the Catchafire volunteer program and the East Metro Main Street Economic Revitalization Program.Watch the Update
Learn how Mario & Sparkle Wimberly are using futsal as a way to build future community leaders.
Watch our third episode of Corner Conversations with Chris Garner to learn more about what SOL of the Cities is doing to make an impact on youth in the community, and what you can do too.Watch the video
These personal charitable giving accounts can offer you flexibility, accessibility and tax benefits for charitable giving.
Read an introduction that will help answer common questions about how donor advised funds (DAFs) work and why they have become so popular.Learn about Donor Advised Funds
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 and other grant programs with rolling application dates.
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These tips provide a useful guide for donors choosing to make a first-time gift to an organization.Learn More
Learn how fundholders Curt & Timm are using their donor advised fund to make an impact on youth and families.Read their story
Grants will support community organizations as they work to launch, expand and sustain their services in the community.Read the announcement
Learn how a partnership between the Foundation and technical assistance partners supports East Metro Main Street Economic Revitalization Program applicants and recipients.Learn More
In this video message, President & CEO Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D., shares how the Foundation acts as a connector to advance work in Minnesota.Hear from Dr. Jolly
Learn how Mario & Sparkle Wimberly are using futsal as a way to build future community leaders.Watch the video
Learn how investment advisor and senior financial planner Fatima Iqbal uses Islamic guidelines to assist Muslim clients, and how the Foundation partners with the Muslim American Society of Minnesota.Learn about the changes
You can help your clients make the most out of their gifts with the recent changes to the rules on charitable giving.Learn about the changes