Carrie Jo Short

Director of Community Impact, The Saint Paul and Minnesota Community Foundations

Saint Paul, MN

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The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations share expertise and operations to improve the effectiveness of a network of charitable anchors and affiliates.

Carrie Jo leads grantmaking for economic development, environmental issues and land use. This has her partnering with nonprofit organizations to develop and finance solutions in these areas. She also oversees all of our scholarship services and directs all grantmaking from the Katherine B. Andersen Fund, a substantial donor advised fund established in 1987. Carrie Jo is often called upon to manage additional programs and community initiatives.

Carrie Jo joined The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations in 1995. Prior to this, she worked as a grants consultant for a number of private foundations and giving programs. She has a Master of Business Administration in nonprofit management from the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor’s in political science and American studies from St. Olaf College.

The Saint Paul and Minnesota Community Foundations

For more than four decades, several Minnesota foundations have worked to strengthen our state and ensure that Minnesota is a place where everyone can thrive. We consistently work to make our community a stronger, more equitable place.

We are The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations.

We are two closely aligned organizations supported by a single, knowledgeable staff and board who are experts poised to help donors improve the effectiveness of their giving and active members of our community solve problems. We are also members of the community.

We are four individual foundations that are a part of a larger network. That network includes The Saint Paul Foundation, Minnesota Community Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation.

We also support more than 2,000 charitable organizations and donor funds.

In keeping with our mission to share knowledge and resources to benefit the communities we serve, the Foundations work consistently to advance our three strategic goals: advance equity, strengthen healthy communities and broaden philanthropic expression.