Community Initiatives

One important way The Saint Paul Foundation has an impact is by developing and managing community initiatives — innovative and responsive programs that directly serve people in our community.


Central Corridor Funders Collaborative: Building a shared vision.

At the neighborhood level, there is already a wealth of resident organizations, community groups, business coalitions and public agencies working on issues related to the new light rail transit line connecting the Twin Cities, known as the Central Corridor. The Funders Collaborative is working to unite these groups and define a shared vision for the entire corridor that benefits everyone. Learn more


Community Sharing Fund: Supporting our community’s most vulnerable members.

A small financial setback can turn into a catastrophe for a family struggling to make ends meet. Designed to be a last resort for a family or individual, Community Sharing Fund provides small grants to help cover short-term expenses, such as rent, utility bills or childcare, for long-term impact. Learn more


East Metro Job Creation Loan Fund: Keeping our community vibrant by growing jobs

Between 2000 and 2011, Saint Paul suffered a 13.4 percent loss of jobs. In response to that critical need, the Loan Fund was established to help create jobs in the East Metro that can support a household and hold the potential for advancement. Learn more


Management Improvement Fund: Anchoring nonprofits in stability and strength.

The Management Improvement Fund is dedicated to strengthening the internal operations of nonprofit organizations. By providing grants and guidance, the Fund helps nonprofits become – and ultimately remain – strong and stable organizations that better serve our community’s needs. Learn more