Putting promising low-income students on path to college

Breakthrough Twin Cities helps low-income students turn dreams of going to college into reality with an intensive, six-year, tuition-free program. Learn more

Right Track

Right Track internships build youth job skills, career focus

Right Track Saint Paul’s internships are part of a career development pipeline to help low-income youth gain the right skills for the jobs of the future. Learn more

Midway Pointe

Building low-income senior housing on the Green Line

Building senior housing with great access to transit will allow low-income seniors to live independently in neighborhoods where they have strong ties. Learn more.

Feeding neighbors, nourishing spirits with free meals

Open Arms of Minnesota provides free meals that meet the unique nutrition needs of individuals facing life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer, ALS and HIV/AIDS. Learn more

Numbers Work! demonstrates how to close achievement gap

Preschool teachers face a unique challenge when it comes to early math. Numbers Work! helps teachers create math-rich classrooms. Learn more

Our Mission

The F. R. Bigelow Foundation promotes the health and well-being of mankind and supports the civic, educational, cultural and other needs of the community. We fund programs and help shape initiatives that strengthen and enhance the quality of life in the Saint Paul area.

Our History

Frederic Russell Bigelow established the F. R. Bigelow Foundation through a trust in 1946. His great love and understanding for the community lives on today. Learn more