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.
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.See the Year In Review
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.Listen Now
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.Read the Story
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 opens Jan. 16, 2024, and closes Feb. 7, 2024. We also offer other grant programs with rolling application dates.
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The largest community foundation in the state
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.View the guide
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announced that Tsega Tamene will be joining the Foundation as Senior Director of Community Impact.Read the news
Here are answers to common questions on how to include a charitable giving fund in your estate plan.Learn More
Here are five unique benefits of working with a community foundation to reach your charitable giving goals.See the Five Benefits