Community Sharing Fund
About the Fund
The Community Sharing Fund is how the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation responds to emergency needs in our community.
The Fund partners with more than 100 community organizations to identify families and individuals facing short-term financial setbacks.
Applications are only accepted from referring nonprofit organizations.
Learn more about how the Community Sharing Fund makes a difference.
How to Apply for a Community Sharing Fund Grant
View application guidelines
View our Community Sharing Fund application guidelines and information for referring organizations.
Apply for a Grant
Nonprofit organizations assisting residents in Dakota, Ramsey or Washington counties can apply for a grant from the Community Sharing Fund through our grant portal.
East Metro Financial Network
We believe supporting our community of caseworkers is important, so we convene a gathering of caseworkers four times a year as a means to provide support and resources to these life-changing individuals.
The East Metro Financial Network informs case managers and social workers about community resources that may be beneficial and interesting to them and their work. Each meeting features a speaker, an update about the Community Sharing Fund, and an opportunity for attendees to make announcements about relevant programs, events or resources.
February 27 – Star Room, 2nd floor
April 30 – Star Room
September 24 – Plato Conference Room, 1st floor
November 19 – Star Room
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Ramsey County Plato Building
90 Plato Blvd. West
Saint Paul, MN 55107
Note: Free parking is available.