Category Archives: Press Releases

Women’s Foundation of Minnesota Awards $312,500 in Grants to End Sex Trafficking in Minnesota

(May 10, Minneapolis) — The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has awarded a total of $312,500 in 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.

URGENT PUBLIC ALERT: Women’s Foundation of Minnesota Alerts the Public to New Email Scam

(Feb. 1, Minneapolis) – This morning, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota became aware of an email scam it wants to make the public aware of immediately.

The following is the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota’s public statement:

This morning, it came to our attention that an individual, via email, is again fraudulently claiming to be an employee of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. This individual is soliciting donations – falsely and fraudulently on behalf of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota – to help women escape sex trafficking. This is a false claim and this individual does not work, volunteer, or represent the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota in any capacity.

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has alerted local and state law enforcement authorities.

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota wants to ensure that Minnesotans are informed and protected. Individual support of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota’s work to end sex trafficking in Minnesota, or its overall statewide work to drive gender equity, is always welcome. We ask that those who wish to do so use our secure donation methods by visiting WFMN.org, and click on DONATE, or simply call 612-337-5010. Thank you.

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URGENT PUBLIC ALERT: Women’s Foundation of Minnesota Alerts the Public to Email Scam

(Dec. 16, Minneapolis) – This morning, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota became aware of an email scam it wants to make the public aware of immediately.

The following is the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota’s public statement:

This morning, it came to our attention that an individual, via email, is fraudulently claiming to be an employee of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. This individual is soliciting donations – falsely and fraudulently on behalf of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota – to help women escape sex trafficking. This is a false claim and this individual does not work, volunteer, or represent the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota in any capacity.

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has alerted local and state law enforcement authorities.

During this season of generosity and giving, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota wants to ensure that Minnesotans are informed and protected. Individual support of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota’s work to end sex trafficking in Minnesota, or its overall statewide work to drive gender equity, is always welcome. We ask that those who wish to do so use our secure donation methods by visiting WFMN.org, and click on DONATE, or simply call 612-337-5010. Thank you.

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Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and National Partners Commit Over $29 Million to Increase Women’s Economic Security in 2016

(Dec. 14, Minneapolis) – The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and partners of Prosperity Together, a collective effort of public U.S. women’s foundations, committed $29,170,427 in 2016 to help women across America acquire living-wage jobs, educational training and support, and affordable and high-quality childcare. One year ago at the White House, Prosperity Together announced a $100 million commitment to women’s economic security over five years.

The first-year totals are 46% higher than projected. The $29 million supported 996 unique organizations in 23 states and Washington, D.C. In addition, over 4,016,725 women and girls were directly impacted by women’s foundations’ dedication to women’s economic security this year.

>> Read the full press release
>> Read the Prosperity Together Year One Executive Summary
>> Watch the Year One in Review video

 

 

Foundation Awards $150,000 in girlsBEST Fund Planning Grants to Support Future Economic Prosperity of MN Girls

(December 2, Minneapolis) — The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has awarded $150,000 in planning grants to 28 nonprofit organizations through its girlsBEST (girls Building Economic Success Together) Fund. The grant period is October 15, 2016 to April 14, 2017. Established in 2001, girlsBEST is a girl-led, girl-driven grantmaking program to increase the readiness of low-income girls, girls of color, and girls from Greater Minnesota (ages 12-18) to achieve future economic prosperity. >> Read the full press release.

Governor Mark Dayton announces appointments to the Young Women’s Cabinet and the Young Women’s Initiative Council

(St. Paul, Nov. 23) – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Young Women’s Cabinet and the Young Women’s Initiative Council, as part of the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota (YWI MN). YWI MN will bring together nonprofits, businesses, and government to improve equity in outcomes for young women in Minnesota who experience the greatest disparities.

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