Who have we funded?
The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota built the MN Girls Are Not For Sale campaign on our ethos of listening and responding to community concerns. We know that problems and solutions are found in the same place, and to create a statewide solution, we look to the strengths that already exist in our Minnesota community. Our goal is to inspire and strengthen the potential in our communities, and one important way to do this is through grantmaking.
As part of MN Girls Are Not For Sale, the Women’s Foundation awards grants to nonprofits for programs that will produce the necessary changes in attitudes and behaviors and shifts in institutions and policies to insure that Minnesota girls are not for sale.
We will make grants to: change state laws to recognize girls who’ve been prostituted are victims of a crime, not the criminals; ensure that advocates can create and sustain holistic shelters for survivors; develop a statewide county team/multi-jurisdictional strategy for intervention; and in 2013-2016 expand our focus to also include the support of training youth outreach service professionals; and education for youth about prostitution prevention.