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Challenge grant opportunity for existing donors

News Release2/10/16

On January 15, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners President/CEO, Dr. Eric Jolly, co-authored a Letter to the Editor with Sandy Vargas from The Minneapolis Foundation.

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Nonprofits to Know™: The Saint Paul & Ramsey County Domestic Abuse Intervention Project


Ramsey County & Saint Paul Domestic Abuse Intervention Project

The Saint Paul & Ramsey County Domestic Abuse Intervention Project exists to eliminate domestic violence against women and their children, and the social and systems responses that condone or allow its oppression.

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Nominations Open for Awards Honoring Racial Equity Work

News Release1/12/16

Nominations are being accepted from now through midnight on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, for the Facing Race Ambassador Awards. Presented by The Saint Paul Foundation, these annual awards celebrate and honor the leadership of individuals working toward racial equity and supporting the vitality of communities of color in Minnesota.

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$215,000 in Grants Support 31 Groups Strengthening Communities of Color

News Release12/14/15

Thirty-one nonprofit organizations serving communities of color in Minnesota will receive more than $215,000 in grants from The Saint Paul Foundation’s Diversity Endowment Funds.

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MNSights E-Newsletter December 2015


Agents of change + Paths to racial equity

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Three grants support new drop-in center for Saint Paul's homeless young people

News Release12/8/15

 On any given day in Saint Paul, there are at least 200 homeless youth on the street, which puts them at risk of sex-trafficking and other victimization. Of those, 70-80 stop by the SafeZone Drop-In Center downtown for a hot meal, a change of clothes, help finding a job or a place to live.

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MNSights E-Newsletter October 2015


Our new grant guidelines + An amazing donation

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GiveMN Names Executive Director to Ignite More Online Giving for Schools, Nonprofits

News Release10/14/15

GiveMN, Minnesota’s online giving leader, has named Jake Blumberg as its executive director. Blumberg will lead the organization that has changed the face of giving in Minnesota. Sparked by its annual Give to the Max Day, GiveMN has helped raise more than $125 million for nonprofits and schools across Minnesota since 2009.

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Grants Address Question: "What Will You Do to Advance Racial Equity?"

News Release9/23/15

The Saint Paul Foundation has approved seven Advancing Racial Equity grants in honor of its 75th anniversary. Applicants were asked to answer the question: What will your organization do to advance racial equity in Saint Paul or the East Metro?

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MNSights Magazine - Fall 2015


Finding a Way Home - How Minnesota's Nonprofits Support Housing Access.

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