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Charitable giving driven by donor generosity for more than 75 years

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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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Education reform's "Great Differentiator"

Read Dr. Jolly's blog on out-of-school time as an important component of closing the achievement gap.

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2016 Community Impact Report

Together, we build community, promote equity and inspire generosity

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East Metro Pulse

Measuring connection and community.

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Diversity Endowment Funds

Our community-led funds are accepting grant applications through July 26.

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Our application window for a Building Community Capacity grant is now closed. Other grant opportunities are available throughout the year.

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Our 2016 total Building Community Capacity grant amount