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 primarily serving residents of Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties. Grants may be used to finance management consultants, training services and other programs that improve service to the greater community.
The Foundation participates fully by providing hands-on mentorship to grant recipients, helping each organization to identify their unique needs, set goals, select the appropriate consultants and monitor progress over time.
How the Management Improvement Fund Makes a Difference
Founded in 1985, the Fund has provided more than $3.5 million to more than 400 nonprofit organizations in the East Metro region. 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 the F. R. Bigelow Foundation, Mardag Foundation, The Saint Paul Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and many individuals.
"The Management Improvement Fund has helped create the capacity for Admission Possible to continue to grow and evolve at crucial moments in our organizational history."
Jim McCorkell, CEO and founder, Admission Possible