The Saint Paul Foundation believes communities are stronger when all people from all races and cultures have the opportunity to become engaged in the community in multiple ways. We support efforts that build community connectedness and the opportunity for equitable participation in arts and culture, civic dialogue and engagement, community problem solving, non-profit and philanthropic work, placemaking, and natural and built spaces where people live, work and play.
The Saint Paul Foundation looks for ways to strengthen economic opportunity, security and equity for low-income individuals, families and the community through a variety of approaches with a focus on increased economic equity. In particular, we are interested in community development, supporting more effective workforce education and training, and in creating good jobs and pathways to those jobs.
The Saint Paul Foundation is looking for ways to ensure access to high quality educational opportunities for everyone, from cradle to career - especially through support for organizations that understand the distinct racial and cultural communities they serve. We also invest in efforts to ensure all children and youth have their individual educational needs met in preparation for a successful future.
The Saint Paul Foundation’s objective is to advance health equity by increasing quality, affordable health services, particularly for low-income, uninsured and under-insured individuals. We are most interested in organizations that understand the distinct cultural and racial communities they serve and create meaningful programs and services for those communities. Our concept of health is holistic in nature, meaning that we support direct services and education addressing chemical, mental, oral, and physical health including investments in community-based clinics with culturally specific models.
The Saint Paul Foundation funds housing in two ways. The first is our commitment to preserve and increase affordable, quality housing for low-income residents. Second, we support efforts to end homelessness through investments in prevention and in safe and respectful services that demonstrate understanding of distinct cultural and racial communities. We also fund increased access to equitable transportation options and benefits.
The Saint Paul Foundation supports efforts to help the most vulnerable individuals and families in our community to be safe, stable and independent. We invest in organizations that build on the strengths of at-risk families and meeting their basic needs in ways that demonstrate an understanding of the distinct racial and cultural communities being served.