Welcome to the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations' newsletter, where we share news, initiatives and stories highlighting the work we do each day with donors, nonprofits and community leaders across the state.
GENERATIONS OF GIVING: HOW ONE FAMILY ENGAGES THEIR CHILDREN IN PHILANTHROPY
When choosing a partner to support their philanthropy, it was important to Sally and Karen that they had clear ways to involve their sons, Sam and Joey. The Foundations facilitated a family conversation that engaged the boys and connected the high-level concept of giving to real things they saw in their everyday lives.
USING DATA TO DRIVE GREATER IMPACT IN THE COMMUNITY
When it comes to philanthropy and community impact, more and more donors and nonprofit organizations are looking to data to help inform their work and better understand the impact they make in their communities.
NEW NONPROFIT AIMS TO MAKE DOWNTOWN SAINT PAUL A DESTINATION FOR ALL
Earlier this year, the Foundations helped fund the creation of the Saint Paul Downtown Alliance – a new, cross-sector organization representing downtown businesses, nonprofits, government entities, residents and entrepreneurs.
Many of us are contemplating how we can help the growing number of people experiencing homelessness in our communities. At the Foundations, we’ve formed a coalition of local community leaders to work together to address homelessness.