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The Saint Paul Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The foundation actively serves the people of St. Paul, Minnesota, and the surrounding communities by building permanent charitable capital, making philanthropic grants, and providing services that contribute to the health and vitality of the community. This is done by working with donors to achieve their philanthropic goals; managing responsibly the foundation's assets; encouraging and participating in community initiatives and partnerships; broadening the base of effective leadership in the community; building awareness of the role of philanthropy in meeting the needs of the community; and providing services to other charitable organizations. The foundation pays special attention to helping achieve the following outcomes through its grants from unrestricted funds: an anti-racist community, economic development for disadvantaged people and communities, strong families that provide healthy beginnings for children and youth, and quality education for all.


Established in 1940 in MN by adoption of a plan; incorporated in 1964 - The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement


The Saint Paul Foundation

Community foundation




101 Fifth St., E., Ste. 2400 Saint Paul, MN United States 55101-1800

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