Facing Race: Our Commitment to Racial Equity

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Racial equity has been a longstanding value of The Saint Paul Foundation. Throughout our history, we have strived to create a racially equitable Minnesota.

Today, we believe that facing the issue of race remains one of our most pressing issues and significant opportunities to make a difference.

We are renewing our commitment to fostering racial equity. The board and staff of The Saint Paul Foundation and Minnesota Community Foundation, affiliates of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, have adopted a new racial equity framework to guide us forward in this work.

This fresh approach is an opportunity to deepen our commitment and infuse racial equity in all of our roles as community foundations.

We look forward to continuing this journey and promoting racial equity in key roles we play.

Ambassador Awards

Each year, we celebrate and honor individuals and organizations working to create a racially equitable community. By highlighting the valuable work of award recipients and honorees, we hope to inspire discussion, dialogue and action around critical issues of race and racism.

More about the Ambassador Awards

History of our work

The Saint Paul Foundation fosters racial equity through its grantmaking, Diversity Endowment Funds, which build resources for communities of color, and its signature program called Facing Race We’re all in this together®.

More about our history