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WE INSPIRE GENEROSITY THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND NATIONWIDE BY CREATING NEW PATHWAYS FOR donors to activate and amplify their giving.

Our Donors Make an Impact

$56M

Dollars Granted

to organizations through donor advised funds in 2023

6,341

Number of Grants

from donor advised funds in 2023

2,628

Number of Organizations

receiving grants through donor advised funds in 2023

Building Strong Relationships

Caroline and Aurea's Story

Donor advised fundholder Caroline built a special connection with her philanthropic advisor Aurea Gerard from their very first meeting. Aurea helps Caroline live out her philanthropic hopes and dreams.

They share the joys of working with each other in this video.

Donor advised fundholder Mya H., sitting on her porch with her white lab

Giving with Intention

"From the first time I sat down with someone from the Foundation, it wasn’t just the dollars and cents discussion. It was ‘How I was going to see this impacting people? What is your goal? Let’s talk about that.’ It was a human connection, and that’s what made me feel so good."

That first step, setting up a fund, was the only step I needed to take. Once I made that commitment, they turned around and provided me with the tools to make the biggest impact possible.

Mya H.

Join a Community of Givers

We inspire generosity throughout Minnesota and nationwide by creating new pathways for you to activate and amplify your giving. We make it easy for you to make a difference.

Turn Goods Into Gifts
Turn Goods Into Gifts

Make a lasting impact on the causes you care about with a gift of real estate, stocks, life insurance and more.

We’ve been helping Minnesotans give non-cash assets to support their favorite causes for more than 80 years.

Our Donors Make an Impact
Our Donors Make an Impact

At the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, you are part of a community of donors who make a difference every day.

Learn more about our donors and how they inspire generosity across Minnesota.

Where Giving Grows
Where Giving Grows

Are you dreaming of making a difference? We can help you turn your generosity into action.

We are where giving grows. And we can be where your giving grows, too.

Investing in Community-led Solutions

We invite our donors to partner with us as we invest in the community through work like our Community Sharing Fund, Community Leadership Fund and program-related investments.

If you’re interested in supporting this type of work with the Foundation, please contact us.

Jeremy on bench

Stories of Inspiring Generosity

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.

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Read Is a Life Income Gift Right for Your Client?

Is a Life Income Gift Right for Your Client?

Six questions to ask when helping your client choose a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust.

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Read Donor Advised Funds 101

Donor Advised Funds 101 - An Introduction to DAFs

Here are answers to your common questions about donor advised funds, a popular approach to charitable giving.

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