We work to create an equitable, just and vibrant Minnesota where all communities and people thrive.
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation is a statewide community foundation that serves all of Minnesota. We got our start in Saint Paul in 1940, and today we steward $1.7 billion in charitable assets for community good.
Community Is Our Compass
At the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, we are committed to investing in Minnesota and creating an equitable, just and vibrant state where all communities and people thrive. Our purpose is to inspire generosity, advocate for equity and invest in community-led solutions.
How a Community Foundation Works
Community foundations bring together the financial resources of families, individuals and organizations who care about a specific place and then invest those resources back into the community.
Watch the video to learn about the unique role a community foundation like ours plays in creating an equitable, just and vibrant state where all communities and people thrive.
Our Aspiration & Purpose
Guided by our aspiration, purpose and core values, we work every day to inspire generosity, advocate for equity and invest in community-led solutions.
Nonprofits We Fund
We are proud to invest in community-led solutions. Explore the organizations that have received grants from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation in recent years.
A History of Growing Good
Each year, alongside our donors, we make over 8,500 grants to the nonprofit community. We also collaborate with communities in identifying, convening around and advocating for critical issues that affect the world today.
Partner With Us
We bring together donors, nonprofits and community members to address some of the biggest problems facing Minnesota communities. We inspire generosity, advocate for equity and invest in community-led solutions to make Minnesota better for all who call it home.
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The largest community foundation in Minnesota
Get to Know Us
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Board of Directors
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Board of Directors are committed volunteers who govern the Foundation and share their expertise to serve the community.Learn More
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation hosts events for donors, professional advisors, nonprofit partners and our community. See upcoming and past events.Learn More
In the News
See where our work has been featured in the media. View recent press releases and resources for media professionals.Learn More
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