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Foundation Hires Tsega Tamene, Senior Director of Community Impact
Foundation Hires Tsega Tamene, Senior Director of Community Impact

Feb. 5, 2024

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Foundation Selected as Grantmaking Partner
Foundation Selected as Grantmaking Partner

Feb. 2, 2024

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Daniel Lemm Joins Board of Directors
Daniel Lemm Joins Board of Directors

Jan. 11, 2024

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Foundation Hires Jennifer Vickerman, Gift Planner
Foundation Hires Jennifer Vickerman, Gift Planner

Jan. 2, 2024

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Foundations Announce $11.6 Million in 2023 Second-Round Community Grants
Foundations Announce $11.6 Million in 2023 Second-Round Community Grants

Dec. 4, 2023

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation, together and independently, have awarded more than $11 million to Minnesota nonprofits in our second round of 2023 grantmaking, following more than $9 million in grants provided earlier this year.

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Foundation Hires Alfonso Wenker as Vice President of Community Impact
Foundation Hires Alfonso Wenker as Vice President of Community Impact

Nov. 9, 2023

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Foundation Announces 17th Annual Facing Race Award Recipients
Foundation Announces 17th Annual Facing Race Award Recipients

Sept. 25, 2023

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Foundation Hires Linda Garrett-Johnson, Program Officer
Foundation Hires Linda Garrett-Johnson, Program Officer

Sept. 21, 2023

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Foundation Hires Ashley Gam, New AVP Director of Investments
Foundation Hires Ashley Gam, New AVP Director of Investments

Sept. 5, 2023

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Foundation Promotes Anne Hoyt Taff
Foundation Promotes Anne Hoyt Taff

July 6, 2023

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Foundation Awards $7 Million In Main Street Economic Revitalization Grants
Foundation Awards $7 Million In Main Street Economic Revitalization Grants

June 21, 2023

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Foundations Announce 2023 First Round Community Grants
Foundations Announce 2023 First Round Community Grants

May 24, 2023

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Foundations Announce 2022 Second Round Community Grants
Foundations Announce 2022 Second Round Community Grants

Dec. 20, 2022

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Foundation Announces New Board Members
Foundation Announces New Board Members

December 6, 2022

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2022 Facing Race Awards
2022 Facing Race Awards

October 4, 2022

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East Metro Main Street Economic Revitalization Program
East Metro Main Street Economic Revitalization Program

October 5, 2022

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East Metro Pulse
East Metro Pulse

June 21, 2022

View the findings of this third edition of the East Metro Pulse survey, including five data insights reports and the press release.

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Foundation Becomes United Nations-Supported Principles for Responsible Investment Signatory

March 29, 2022

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Foundations Announce More than $7 Million in Community Grants

March 9, 2022

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Foundation Welcomes Anil Hurkadli
Foundation Welcomes Anil Hurkadli

March 8, 2022

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Nadege Souvenir Promoted to COO
Nadege Souvenir Promoted to COO

January 19, 2022

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2021 Press Releases

Foundation Announces New Board Members
Foundation Announces New Board Members

December 14, 2021

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Foundation Welcomes Casey Shultz
Foundation Welcomes Casey Shultz

October 19, 2021

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Foundations Announce Art In This Present Moment Grants
Foundations Announce Art In This Present Moment Grants

October 13, 2021

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Foundation Announces Facing Race Honorees Victoria McWane-Creek, KingDemetrius Pendleton, Valerie Shirley and Wokie Weah
Foundation Announces Facing Race Honorees Victoria McWane-Creek, KingDemetrius Pendleton, Valerie Shirley and Wokie Weah

October 4, 2021

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Foundations Announce Nearly $8 Million in Community Grants for Healing from COVID-19 and Systemic Racism
Foundations Announce Nearly $8 Million in Community Grants for Healing from COVID-19 and Systemic Racism

June 29, 2021

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Foundation Issues Call for 2021 Facing Race Award Nominations
Foundation Issues Call for 2021 Facing Race Award Nominations

April 9, 2021

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The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation Announce Nearly $7 Million in Grants Statewide

January 12, 2021

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Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Names Ellen Brownell Associate Vice President, Director of Investments

January 5, 2021

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2020 Press Releases

Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Establishes Frontline Families Fund in Partnership with Epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Establishes Frontline Families Fund in Partnership with Epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm

November 16, 2020

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Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and McKnight Foundation Present “Art In This Present Moment”
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and McKnight Foundation Present “Art In This Present Moment”

November 10, 2020

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Foundation Welcomes Cheniqua Johnson and Gina Suarez Reyes as Relationship Managers, Community Impact

November 4, 2020

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Foundation Announces Facing Race Honorees Valerie Castile, Resmaa Menakem, Alex Miles and Leslie Redmond

October 6, 2020

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Partnership for a ConnectedMN Awards $2.1 Million in Grants to Organizations Serving Digital Access Needs of Minnesota Students

September 23, 2020

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Foundation Elects New 2021 Board Members

August 26, 2020

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THREE ORGANIZATIONS GRANT $2.5 MILLION TO HELP REBUILD THE TWIN CITIES

June 25, 2020

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Greater Twin Cities United Way, Minneapolis Foundation and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Commit to Transforming the Criminal Justice System

June 5, 2020

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Minnesota Council on Foundations and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Award Over $3 Million in Grants

June 3, 2020

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Grants Awarded to Local Nonprofits for Solutions to Heal Racial Trauma

May 29, 2020

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Foundation Names Stephanie Gale Associate Vice President of Finance - Controller
Foundation Names Stephanie Gale Associate Vice President of Finance - Controller

May 29, 2020

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Foundation Welcomes Pahoua Yang Hoffman as Senior Vice President of Community Impact
Foundation Welcomes Pahoua Yang Hoffman as Senior Vice President of Community Impact

April 23, 2020

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Over $2 Million in Grants Awarded From the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund

April 21, 2020

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Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Announces Executive Promotion

April 7, 2020

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$2.1 Million in Grants Awarded From the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund

April 7, 2020

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$2 Million in Grants Awarded from the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for Coronavirus

April 1, 2020

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Minnesota Council on Foundations and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Launch $4.4M Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for Coronavirus

March 18, 2020

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Foundation Announces Executive Promotions

March 3, 2020

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2019 Press Releases

Foundations Announce More Than $7.2 Million in Statewide Grants

December 17, 2019

Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation grant list

F. R. Bigelow Foundation grant list

Mardag Foundation grant list

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Foundation Promotes Scott Zastoupil to Chief Financial Officer

December 16, 2019

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2019 Facing Race Award Honorees Named

August 26, 2019

Ruth Buffalo to keynote 2019 Facing Race Awards Program

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