(September 1, Minneapolis) – The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and Lee Roper-Batker are among eight women’s foundations and their CEO’s that launched Young Women’s Initiatives in their communities. The LEAD award celebrates outstanding risk-takers and innovators in the philanthropic community who, through their determination and leadership, have increased funding for programs that promote gender equity and diversity.
“We created the Young Women’s Initiative for three reasons: We want every young woman in America to have access to equal opportunity. We want them to be able to create and lead safe and prosperous lives. And we know that when young women do better, their families and communities do better, and we all do better,” said Lee Roper-Batker, president and CEO, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. >> Read the full press release.
MINNEAPOLIS, August 21, 2017 – Today, A CALL TO MEN announced a partnership with the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota to sponsor The Many Faces of Manhood, A CALL TO MEN’s national conference exploring healthy, respectful manhood in athletics, education, incarceration, fatherhood, faith communities, and issues of gender.
As a statewide community foundation and presenting sponsor of the conference, the Women’s Foundation is committed to working with communities to achieve gender and racial equity. >> Read the full press release.
(August 2, Minneapolis/St. Paul) — First-of-its-kind research on sex buyers provides insight toward developing a nationwide model to combat human trafficking, according to a study released by researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC). The study was funded by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota as part of its MN Girls Are Not for Sale campaign to end sex trafficking in Minnesota. >> Read the full press release.
(July 11, Minneapolis) – Today, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota announced the addition of one new staff member and promotions of three existing staff members.
“We are thrilled to welcome one new staff member and announce several promotions on the Women’s Foundation team, and excited about this increased capacity and expertise to drive our statewide work to achieve gender equity,” said Lee Roper-Batker, Foundation president and CEO. >> Read the full press release.
(July 5, Minneapolis) — The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has awarded 19 multi-year grants and two planning grants totaling $300,000 to nonprofit organizations through its girlsBEST (girls Building Economic Success Together) Fund. The grant period is June 15, 2017, to June 14, 2018. >> Read the full press release.
(June 21, Minneapolis) – Today, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota announced the addition of four new staff members, and the promotions of two existing staff members.
“We are thrilled to welcome such talented and experienced new staff to the Women’s Foundation team,” said Lee Roper-Batker, Foundation president and CEO. “Each will help elevate and expand our capacity to support our mission to drive gender equity and build pathways to economic security for girls and women experiencing the greatest disparities in our state, particularly women and girls of color.” >> Read the full press release.
(June 19, Minneapolis) – The Ripley Memorial Foundation has a proud history of funding direct service programs focusing on teen pregnancy prevention. Applicants may be located in either Hennepin or Ramsey County. Priority is given to comprehensive programs that employ effective practices with measurable results and serve the populations experiencing the highest rates of teen pregnancy.
Please note that you must submit your application online. To do so, please register to access the web portal. Your registration will prompt an authentication on the Foundation’s end, which should take no more than one business day to complete.
Organizations desiring funding consideration are asked to complete the grant application via web portal by 5:00 p.m., July 31, 2017. If you wish to review the application questions in advance, you may download them here.
2017 Application and Process Timeline
- June 19: Online application available for organizations to start applying.
- July 31: Proposals due via online application by 5:00 p.m.
- Late September: If your program fits our funding priorities, your organization may be invited to make a short presentation to the Ripley Board of Advisors on October 25. You will be notified by mail in late September if you are invited to present.
- October 25: Ripley Board of Advisors Meeting – Decisions for funding will be made at the meeting.
- November: Award and decline letters will be sent to organizations that applied.
- Grant period is January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018.
- Grant size typically ranges from $4,000 to $8,000.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Andrea Satter, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota program officer, at 612-236-1805 or email@example.com.
>> Apply now.
(May 10, Minneapolis) — The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has awarded a total of $312,500 in one-year grants to eight organizations through its MN Girls Are Not For Sale Fund. Through MN Girls Are Not For Sale, the Foundation has awarded 109 grants for a total of $2,716,252 and invested more than $6 million to end sex trafficking in Minnesota through grantmaking, research, and public education to date. >> Read the full press release.
(May 10, Minneapolis) — The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has awarded $259,000 in one-year grants to four organizations through its Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) Fund. >> Read the full press release.
(May 10, Minneapolis) — The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has awarded a total of $100,000 in one-year grants to three organizations through its Innovation Fund. >> Read the full press release.