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You Make An Incredible Impact

Your passion for investing for good in your community inspires us. Thank you for trusting us as your partner in giving. Your generosity is what makes our state a vibrant place to call home.

$57M

Dollars Granted

to organizations through donor advised funds

6,341

Number of Grants

from donor advised funds

2,666

Number of Organizations

receiving grants through donor advised funds

Meet Some of Our Donors

Read Brothers Honor their Father’s Legacy by Investing in Hometown

Brothers Honor their Father’s Legacy by Investing in Hometown

Brothers Kip and Jeff are carrying on their parents’ mission to support the City of Wadena through their family foundation.

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Read Fostering Mary’s Teaching Legacy

Fostering Mary’s Teaching Legacy

Learn how one family established a scholarship fund to celebrate the lasting impact the former educator had on her students and loved ones.

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Read A Mother-Daughter Duo Carry on a Family Legacy

A Mother-Daughter Duo Carry on a Family Legacy

Bee and Sharon celebrate the lives of their loved ones by continuing their legacies of giving.

Meet the family
Read Property Donation Offers New Ways to Support Human Rights

Real Estate Donation Offers One Donor New Ways to Support Human Rights

Learn how fundholder Dick Senese turned his property into gifts for his favorite causes with a real estate donation to his donor advised fund.

Read Dick's story
Read Donor's Future Fund Will Support Her Favorite Causes for Years to Come

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.

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Read Three Generations of Giving

Three Generations of Giving

Christine Noonan shares how giving has become a family tradition.

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Watch Giving with Intention

Giving with Intention

Through her donor advised fund, Mya Honeywell designed a creative way to engage her clients while giving back to her community.

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Watch Giving As a Way of Life Video

Giving As a Way of Life

Abby, a former social worker, and her husband, Ken, turned the sale of a business into a legacy of giving that spans generations.

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The needs are great now. So ... it’s best to put it in the hands of the people. It’s important to us to support local programs. Working with the Foundation has given us the opportunity to give these gifts during our lifetime.

David, fundholder

More Than 80 Years of Impact

2020 marked the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation’s 80th anniversary. There is little in the Twin Cities that has not been touched by the Foundation, and over the years you — our fundholders — have expanded that reach and granted to organizations in nearly every county in the state.

The gifts of yesterday make us better poised to address new and emerging disparities today, to grow the strengths of our community and to foster a Minnesota to be proud of — one where all people and communities thrive.

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