Urban Roots

Connecting youth to career opportunities and pathways

Urban Roots introduces youth on Saint Paul's East Side to employment opportunities in conservation while they build job and leadership skills. Learn more

MCEE Teachers

Engaging young students in mathematics and economics

Minnesota State Council on Economic Education gives teachers the skills and materials needed to help summer school students succeed. Learn more

Phillips Eye Institute

Bringing equitable vision care to Saint Paul students

The Phillips Eye Institute's E.Y.E. program provides quality vision screening and eye care support for students in Saint Paul Public Schools. Learn more

College Possible

Boosting college graduation rates in Saint Paul schools

College Possible's Connects program supports low-income college students in Saint Paul with onsite campus coaches. Learn More


Creating jobs, building community in the East Metro

The East Side Enterprise Center is an incubator for racially diverse small business owners, putting them on the fast track to business growth. 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