We invite private and community foundations to tap our decades of experience managing shared foundation services to help simplify your work and make it more efficient. Contact our philanthropic services team to learn more.

Our services for foundations include:

Grantmaking support

Benefit from our expert program staff to design and execute a complete grantmaking program.

Administrative services

Take advantage of our operations to allow you to focus on your mission. Shared administrative functions include human resources, finance, office management and grants administration.

Investment management

Join a professional investment program overseen by a group of experts. Our clients benefit from the scale and sophistication of our investment program.

Donor advised funds

Consider using donor advised funds as flexible tools for managing the timing of payout requirements and simplifying grants management.

We share services and infrastructure with these foundations:

F. R. Bigelow Foundation

The F. R. Bigelow Foundation is committed to making the Saint Paul community a better place to live, learn and grow. Frederic Russell Bigelow, fourth president of the Saint Paul Fire and Marine Company (now Travelers), created the Foundation through a trust in 1946. Today, his commitment to strengthening the Saint Paul area lives on through the Foundation. Learn more at

Mardag Foundation

Established in 1969, the Mardag Foundation is the legacy of Agnes Ober. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that enhance quality of life, inspire learning, revitalize communities and build capacity for the arts across the state of Minnesota. Agnes’ passion lives on through the work of her descendants who serve on the Foundation’s board. Learn more at