The Saint Paul Foundation

Location: 101 5th St E Ste 2400, Saint Paul, 55101 MN

EIN: 41-6031510

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9Culturally sensitive8Builds relationships6Responsive5Friendly5Positive leader in the field4"Gets" nonprofits and issues4Insightful3Openminded2Gives more than money2Likes site visits1Risk taker

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The Saint Paul Foundation

Sep 15, 2017

Reviewer 730 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Mission priorities are clear and the application process is thorough but easily followed - just be sure to allow time. As with all grantors, it's important to contact the program staff before applying and discuss your needs. Saint Paul Foundation is staffed by Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, and the grant officers there have been responsive to phone inquiries and open conversations prior to application.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from The Saint Paul Foundation

Sep 15, 2017

Thank you for the review!

Jul 21, 2017

Reviewer 253 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Everything with The Saint Paul Foundation is straightforward. Most everything you will need is on their webpage and if you have questions the staff is very helpful and approachable.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from The Saint Paul Foundation

Jul 21, 2017

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Jul 18, 2017

Reviewer 515 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Must connect with a program officer to discuss proposal concept before submitting. Usually doesn't provide funding annually; have to take a year off. East metro focused.

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Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from The Saint Paul Foundation

Sep 01, 2017

Thank you for the review.

Jul 14, 2017

Reviewer 970 - Grant Applicant

Meet with program officer in advance to discuss the idea and see if there is a good fit. They have a good focus on racial justice and on capacity building and the staff are good at answering questions.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Response from The Saint Paul Foundation

Sep 01, 2017

Thank you for the review!

Jul 13, 2017 1

Reviewer 853 - Grant Applicant

It's definitely a good idea to have a conversation before applying. MN Philanthropy Partners includes F.R. Bigelow and Mardag Foundations as well as The St Paul Foundation. All 3 proposals are the same - and it may be possible to propose a single program/project to all three at the same time.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Builds relationships

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Response from The Saint Paul Foundation

Sep 01, 2017

Thank you for the review! This is very good advice.

Jul 12, 2017

Reviewer 921 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

The process is quite intense and time-consuming to complete a grant. That said, they have funded us for capacity building grants that were much-needed. I wonder if we should have asked them to cover more of the capacity cost and if we had, whether we would have received it.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Response from The Saint Paul Foundation

Sep 01, 2017

Thank you for the review! We acknowledge your limited resources to devote to grant applications and appreciate that you felt it worthwhile to partner with us. We encourage you to follow up with the appropriate program officer throughout the life of your grant so they get a better understanding of your needs and approach.

Jun 30, 2017

Reviewer 494 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Very responsive to questions.

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Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Response from The Saint Paul Foundation

Sep 01, 2017

Thank you for the review!

Jun 30, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Very responsive to questions.

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Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Response from The Saint Paul Foundation

Sep 01, 2017

Thank you for the review!

Jun 20, 2017

Reviewer 438 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

This team of program officers is very responsive, and have a great deal of experience and knowledge in their specialty areas. They will talk with you about your idea.

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Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Builds relationships, Likes site visits

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Response from The Saint Paul Foundation

Sep 01, 2017

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