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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.

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East Metro Pulse

Our opt-in web survey is now open to residents of Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties.

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Eric J. Jolly, Ph.D.

Using our talents to strengthen our community

Announcing our partnership with Catchafire.

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Our commitment to housing endures

On the closing of the Winter Safe Space in Saint Paul and our continuing efforts concerning homelessness.

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Read our April MNSights e-newsletter on how we're moving forward on our strategic priorities - advancing equity, strengthening communities and broadening philanthropic expression.

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Our application window for Building Community Capacity grants is now open. Discover whether your organization is eligible to apply.

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$57 million

2017 total amount granted