Grant Opportunities

Through annual statewide grantmaking, research and policy, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota drives gender equity and builds pathways to economic security for women and girls who experience the greatest disparities in outcomes, particularly low-income women and girls, women and girls of color, and women and girls from greater Minnesota.

Review our Funding Priorities for potential grant opportunities.

We welcome proposals from statewide nonprofit organizations, American Indian Nations, and unincorporated* organizations.

Explore our grantmaking funds:
girlsBEST Fund >> Inquiry letters accepted Fall 2016; Awards Early Spring 2017.
Innovation Fund >> Inquiry letters accepted Fall 2016; Awards Early Spring 2017.
Pathways 2 Prosperity (P2P) Fund >> Inquiry letters accepted Fall 2016; Awards Early Spring 2017.
MN Girls Are Not For Sale >> No open grant round at this time.
Ripley Memorial Foundation (Donor Advised Fund) >> Organizations desiring consideration for funding need to complete the grant application form by 5:00 p.m., August 2, 2016.

Meet our statewide grantee-partners:
girlsBEST Fund
Innovation Fund
Pathways 2 Prosperity (P2P) Fund
MN Girls Are Not For Sale Fund
Ripley Memorial Foundation (Donor Advised Fund)

At the end of FY16, the Foundation completed its transition of the Social Change Fund into the Pathways 2 Prosperity (P2P) Fund and the Innovation Fund.

*Unincorporated organizations, please contact Andrea Satter at 612.236.1805 or andrea@wfmn.org before submitting an application.