Browsing Archive: April, 2013

What I Know 4-24-13

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, April 24, 2013,

Summer is in the air…soon we’ll be able to leave the snowmobile suit at home when we attend a Twins game. 

I attended the annual meeting of the Central Corridor Funding Collaborative this morning. For those who aren’t aware, the CCFC was formed by a group of local foundations that pooled a relatively large amount of money (millions) to leverage the impact of light rail along the central corridor. In the past few years, they have funded hundreds of thousands of dollars ...


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What I Know 4-17-13

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, April 17, 2013,

Spring is a time for new possibilities. Even if we can’t see much of that reflected in nature yet, that energy is certainly evident around the Foundation with the arrival of our annual grant cycle. This year we have our largest grant request total in our 13 years of awards, $68,000 from 23 applications. Those requests have come from well-known non-profits like our schools, D12, St. Anthony Park Area Seniors, Music in the Park Series, etc. They have come from larger, establi...


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What I Know 4-10-13

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, April 10, 2013,

Looks like winter has finally arrived – wait a sec…it’s April. Had a little seasonal confusion there. But this weather will pass – say what? Another couple weeks?!  Okay, let’s hunker down and get through this… 

There’s a big Transition Towns informational event Saturday, April 20 at the StAP Lutheran Church from 1-4pm. Games, music and each of the groups tackling a different category of fossil fuel impact will be presenting their progress and ...


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What I Know 4-3-13

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, April 3, 2013,

I just got back from a tour and informational exchange of ideas with MayKao Hang, the Executive Director of the Wilder Foundation. MayKao is a St. Paul native (her family immigrated from SE Asia when she was 7) who has spent time at Wilder and Ramsey County, so she has a very good understanding of our city’s needs and opportunities. I visited there with neighbor and StAP Foundation board member, Eric Nicholson, and we were both very impressed by the depth of Wilder’s comm...


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About Me


Jon Schumacher - Executive Director Hi, I'm Jon Schumacher, the Executive Director of the Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation. The Foundation's role is to understand our community needs, bring people together to help find solutions and then support their implementation. I am the point person for that and the blog is my way of keeping my board and neighbors up-to-date on all that is happening around District 12.