Focused grantmaking for Minnesota's East Metro

Shaping and strengthening the community's most important initiatives

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The F. R. Bigelow Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of life for all in the greater Saint Paul area, fostering a vibrant East Metro region.

The Foundation will partner, collaborate and invest in opportunities that seek to achieve racially and economically equitable outcomes in the areas of arts & culture, community & economic development, education & youth development, health, housing, and human services.

Our Grantmaking Response to Community Needs

In times of crisis, we recognize that the ways we support our community need to be flexible and responsive.

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Foundations Announce More Than $7.2 Million in Statewide Grants

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation today announced that, together, they have awarded more than $7.2 million to nonprofits in Minnesota through the Foundations’ latest round of grants.

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Grant applications for our next grant cycle open on Dec. 15, 2020, and close on Jan. 12, 2021.

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$6 million

2018 total amount granted