Cycles for Change

Building bikes and developing a new generation of leaders

Cycles for Change teaches youth the ins and outs of running a bike repair shop. It also teaches them critical thinking and leadership skills. Learn more

Central Corridor Funders Collaborative

Community connections leave a legacy 'beyond the rail'

The Central Corridor Funders Collaborative is closing up shop after a decade of investing in the community surrounding the Green Line. Learn more

Building life skills for students through arts education

Upstream Arts helps students with disabilities develop stronger communication and social skills with artist residencies in Saint Paul Public School classrooms. Learn more

MN Hospice

Improving health equity for Minnesotans through hospice

The Hospice Stories project is connecting diverse cultural communities to the benefits of hospice and providing education and resources for health care providers. Learn more

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

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