Facing Race: Our Commitment to Racial Equity

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Today’s racism is hard for many of us to see. It runs deep, intricately woven into the backbone of our everyday lives. It affects our children in school, colleagues at work and the way we interact — or don’t — with our neighbors.

Today, we believe that facing the issue of race remains one of our most pressing issues and significant opportunities to make a difference.

We are renewing our commitment to fostering racial equity. The board and staff of The Saint Paul Foundation and Minnesota Community Foundation, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners affiliates, have adopted a new racial equity framework to guide us forward in this work.

This fresh approach is an opportunity to deepen our commitment and infuse racial equity in all of our roles as community foundations.

We look forward to continuing this journey and promoting racial equity in key roles we play.

History of our work

Racial equity has been a longstanding value of MN Partners affiliates. We have done this work through our grantmaking, Diversity Endowment Funds that build resources for communities of color and a community program called Facing Race We’re all in this together®. Learn more

Ambassador Awards

Each year, we celebrate and honor individuals and organizations working to create a racially equitable community. By highlighting the valuable work of award recipients and honorees, we hope to inspire discussion, dialogue and action around critical issues of race and racism. Learn more