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Launching college success through the sport of squash

Beyond Walls is a local youth development program that builds all-star youth on and off the court. The program uses the racquet sport of squash to engage youth. Learn more

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Creating new pathways out of homelessness for youth

Tubman’s latest youth housing, Safe Journeys, is a haven for youth experiencing homelessness, helping them reconnect with their life goals. Learn more

Strengthening our teachers, strengthening our students

Educators 4 Excellence – Minnesota works to ensure educators have a voice in policy decisions at state and local levels, creating better outcomes for students. Learn more

Mental health care with a community of support

Guild Incorporated's Equilibrium program connects youth ages 16 to 20 with a community-based alternative to traditional mental health care. Learn more

Creating housing equity for Saint Paul's residents

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services' Frogtown Housing Stability Project keeps residents of Saint Paul's Frogtown neighborhood securely housed. 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