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Charitable giving driven by donor generosity for more than 75 years

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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.

$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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From our leadership

Learn more about our longstanding commitment to the community.

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Facing Race

Watch videos and learn more about our 2018 Facing Race award winners, Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood and Hamse Warfa.

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Our Equity Commitment

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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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Our 2016 total Building Community Capacity grant amount