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The Saint Paul Foundation

Contributing to the health and vitality of the Saint Paul Community

four stars

93.71

101 Fifth Street East Suite 2400
Saint Paul, MN 55101
tel: (800) 875-6167   Web Site
EIN: 41-6031510

Board Leadership
Christopher Hilger
Board Chair

CEO
Eric J. Jolly
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.71 four stars
  Financial 92.06 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Saint Paul Foundation is the state's largest community foundation, serving Saint Paul and surrounding areas since 1940. The Saint Paul Foundation actively serves the people of the greater Saint Paul area by building permanent charitable capital, making philanthropic grants, and providing services that contribute to the health and vitality of the community. Together The Saint Paul Foundation and its affiliate, Minnesota Community Foundation, manage assets of nearly one billion dollars. The Foundations work together to create a new era of impact through charitable giving. By mobilizing our resources, we're building strong communities, where all people can find hope and opportunities to enrich their lives.

The Saint Paul Foundation is the state's largest community foundation, serving Saint Paul and surrounding areas since 1940. The Saint Paul Foundation actively serves the people of the greater Saint Paul area by building permanent charitable capital, making philanthropic grants, and providing services that contribute to the health and vitality of the community. Together The Saint Paul Foundation and its affiliate, Minnesota Community Foundation, manage assets of nearly one billion dollars. The Foundations work together to create a new era of impact through charitable giving. By mobilizing our resources, we're building strong communities, where all people can find hope and opportunities to enrich their lives.

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Financial

four stars

92.06

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
89.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 13.32
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Saint Paul Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Saint Paul Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Saint Paul Foundation (MN) 93.71 four stars
The San Francisco Foundation (CA) 97.17 four stars
El Paso Community Foundation (TX) 88.76 three stars
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (OH) 93.72 four stars
Greater Milwaukee Foundation (WI) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $47,814,605
   Federated Campaigns $1,266,027
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $26,000
   Government Grants $325,142
Total Contributions $49,431,774
   Program Service Revenue $4,502,533
Total Primary Revenue $53,934,307
   Other Revenue $65,888,030
TOTAL REVENUE $119,822,337
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $69,283,302
   Administrative Expenses $6,147,547
   Fundraising Expenses $1,286,372
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $76,717,221
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $43,105,116
   
Net Assets $922,256,096

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Grants to St. Paul Area $59,376,487 85.7%
Community Initiatives $5,430,862 7.8%
Grantmaking Support and Administrative Services $3,746,722 5.4%

Ratings History
The Saint Paul Foundation has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 93.71 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.65 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 90.36 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.97 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.66 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 88.68 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 92.12 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 97.77 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 95.61 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.18 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 88.84 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 90.35 four stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 99.17 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 93.97 four stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 84.82 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 76.21 two stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 88.24 three stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 89.76 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 86.55 three stars
2000-12 04/15/2002 76.32 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 41-6031510
Name in IRS Master File THE SAINT PAUL FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T31
NTEE Classification Community Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$413,391 0.53% Eric Jolly President And Board Secretary

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Saint Paul Foundation (MN) 93.71 four stars
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (MA) 89.73 three stars
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NH) 91.83 four stars
Austin Community Foundation (TX) 95.37 four stars
California Community Foundation (CA) 95.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Saint Paul Foundation
101 Fifth Street East
Suite 2400
Saint Paul, MN 55101
tel: (800) 875-6167
EIN: 41-6031510

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Board Leadership

Christopher Hilger
Board Chair

CEO

Eric J. Jolly
President and CEO

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