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Our Passion and Purpose

The Saint Paul Foundation's mission is to strengthen the East Metro as an integral part of a thriving region. Our vision is of a Minnesota where all communities and people thrive.

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Leadership Blog

Learn more about our longstanding commitment to the community through grantmaking partnerships, philanthropic endeavors and our commitment to racial equity.

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East Metro Pulse

Measuring connection and community.

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Nonprofits to Know

A video series that highlights Minnesota nonprofit grantees of our Foundation that are doing important work in our communities 

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MNSights magazine and e-newsletter is the flagship publication for The Saint Paul and Minnesota Community Foundations.

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Our application window for a Building Community Capacity grant opens on May 16 and continues through July 11. Other grant opportunities are available throughout the year.

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