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Honoring the First Annual National Day of Racial Healing

News Release1/17/17

January 17, 2017 marks the first annual National Day of Racial Healing. We take time this day to celebrate and recognize the agents-of-change in our community who are leading the work in equity and racial healing.

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Featured Grant12/19/16

Youthprise is brokering partnerships and collaborations to strengthen the health and vitality of Minnesota’s Somali community. The Pipeline to Integration collaborative brings together layers of cooperation among funders and among Somali-led community organizations.

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Community-informed grantmaking awards $230,000 to organizations benefiting communities of color

News Release12/15/16

Twenty-eight nonprofit organizations will receive more than $230,000 in grants from The Saint Paul Foundation’s Diversity Endowment Funds.

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On proposed changes to Saint Paul's Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission

News release12/13/16

It is a welcome breath in the police review process - a breath that will bring new energy to the relationship between police officers and residents as we work to re-charge the climate of our community.

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Duluth Art Institute

Featured Grant12/12/16

The Duluth Art Institute strengthens the arts community of Northern Minnesota through exhibitions and hands-on learning. Their Lincoln Building provides artistic outlet and expression through education for Minnesotans of all ages.

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WellShare International

Featured Grant12/12/16

WellShare International is partnering with the Karen Organization of Minnesota to provide culturally-specific health classes to Karen youth. Since its launch three years ago the Karen Youth Health Education Program has provided more than 150 high school students with access to education about reproductive and chemical health.

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MNSights December 2016


MNSights | Resolutions That Help Others + A Saint Paul Café That Changes Lives

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Beyond Walls

Featured Grant12/7/16

Beyond Walls is a local youth development program that builds all-star youth on and off the court. The program uses the racquet sport of squash to engage middle and high school youth from low-income and diverse backgrounds in academic achievement and pathways to college.

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Grants lifting up women part of $7.5 million awarded to Minnesota nonprofits

News Release12/7/16

The Saint Paul Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation recently awarded more than $7.5 million to nonprofit organizations across the state. Organizations and programs that provide support and opportunities for women were among the 225 grantees.

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TakeAction Minnesota

Featured Grant12/5/16

TakeAction Minnesota is organizing women to be an active voice for policy change in Minnesota. For the past three years, with financial support from The Saint Paul Foundation, TakeAction Minnesota has been actively creating space for women and women of color to shape the political landscape.

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