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Our Passion and Purpose

The Saint Paul Foundation's mission is to strengthen the East Metro as an integral part of a thriving region. Our vision is of a Minnesota where all communities and people thrive.

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2017 Year in Review

Check out our 2017 Year in Review to learn more about how partnerships helped us advance equity, strengthen communities and broaden philanthropic expression.

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Hot off the presses: Read our March MNSights e-newsletter on how we partnered to achieve community success in 2017

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Solving community issues requires community voice

On the minimum wage increase study we commissioned from the Citizens League for the City of Saint Paul.

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$6.4 million granted to community organizations

The Saint Paul Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation recently awarded more than $6.4 million to nonprofits across Minnesota.

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Our application window for Building Community Capacity grants is now closed. Check out our other grant opportunities.

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$57 million

2017 total amount granted