Management Improvement Fund

Anchoring nonprofits in stability and strength

Most nonprofits struggle to finance their day-to-day operations, let alone invest in long-term planning and management consultants. The Management Improvement Fund, a community initiative of The Saint Paul Foundation, is dedicated to strengthening the internal operations of organizations. Grants are now available statewide thanks to support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation. Grants may be used to finance management consultants, training services and other programs that improve service to the greater community.

How the Management Improvement Fund makes a difference

Since 1985, the Fund has provided more than $4.7 million to more than 547 nonprofit organizations. The Fund supports initiatives like writing strategic plans, recruiting and training high-quality board members, assessing programs and developing collaborations with other groups. As a result, grant recipients have bolstered fundraising, expanded important programs and improved service to the community. The Fund provides for the survival and continued success of these essential organizations.

The role of The Saint Paul Foundation

Management Improvement Fund receives generous support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation, Mardag Foundation, The Saint Paul Foundation and many individuals.

Contact us

Before applying, all interested applicants must contact Stephanie Battle, director of Community Impact, at 651.325.4236 or via email to ensure that the Fund fits the requested need.


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Open Open
Jan. 18, 2017  July 26, 2017
Deadline Deadline
3 p.m. Feb. 15, 2017 3 p.m. Aug. 23, 2017


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