About Us


Established more than 65 years ago, the F. R. Bigelow Foundation remains committed to its founding principle of making the Saint Paul community a better place to live, learn and grow. From 1946 through 2015, the Bigelow Foundation has made more than $162 million to in grants to the community. The Foundation funds programs and helps shape initiatives that strengthen neighborhoods and downtown Saint Paul, while enhancing the quality of life in the Saint Paul area.

F. R. Bigelow Foundation is an affiliate of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, a network of people, foundations and organizations across Minnesota that share knowledge and services to have the greatest possible impact through charitable giving.