About

Over 80 years of serving Ramsey County with senior care, enrichment for children, basic needs and crisis assistance.
Keystone basic needs booklet

Our mission

The mission of Keystone Community Services is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and families to improve their quality of life.

Our Vision

Individuals, youth, families and seniors in our community have the resources and skills they need to live with hope and dignity.

How we meet our mission

We provide vital, community-based services aimed at strengthening our community, with a commitment to serving people with the greatest needs. Our services are designed with community input to meet the aspirations and respond to the changing needs of those we serve, including young people and families, seniors, and those needing food services or crisis support. We deliver high-quality, evidence-based services in neighborhood gathering places that make our community stronger.

We are supported by the community, generous funders and hardworking volunteers who are all on a mission to improve the quality of life for the people around us. Make an impact and join us.

Our impact

Keystone is a trusted place that neighbors turn to when they need support or when they want to connect with their community. We invite you to read our 2020 Annual Report to learn more about our impact in the community. Our work would not be possible without the generous support of our community!

2020 Keystone Annual Report

Keystone Community Services is managed by our Senior Management Team and governed by our volunteer Board of Directors.

A Rich History

Founded in 1939, Keystone began as a small neighborhood community center. Today, Keystone reaches more than 40,000 people, primarily in the Ramsey County area, through a variety of programming and human services. Our name comes from a central wedge-shaped stone of an arch (a keystone) that locks the parts together and supports the whole, a fitting description for our organization as we serve and strengthen our community.

Our values

Keystone values

Our locations

Our administrative office is located in the Merriam Park Community Center in St. Paul, with services and programming out of our West Seventh Community Center, three food shelves and Youth Express sites. Our locations offer a range of our core services.