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Our Impact

Scaling Impact by Focusing on Research, Listening, and Responding to Community Concerns

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.

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Opportunity

Ensuring a Minnesota where doors to opportunity are abundant and open to all girls and women in every community, and pathways to prosperity assured.

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We envision a Minnesota where doors to opportunity are abundant and open to all girls and women in every community, and pathways to prosperity assured. A state where girls and women ascend as high as they dream, breaking every barrier, across all professions. A world where access to opportunity means girls and women have the wings they need to soar.

We strive to invest in young women-led solutions to build leadership, increase life skills, boost academic success, and ensure post-secondary enrollment will lead to economic opportunity.

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Safety

Ensuring a Minnesota where all girls and women are free from all forms of violence and can experience their homes, schools, and communities as safe places.

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We envision a Minnesota where girls and women are free from all forms of violence. A state where girls and women experience their homes, schools, and communities as safe places. A world where boys and men are partners and leaders to ensure safety and well-being for all.

We strive to create strategic, innovative investments to increase and enhance services, prevention, policy, and education will improve safety and well-being.

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Leadership

Ensuring a Minnesota where barriers are eliminated and all girls and women are respected and thrive.

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We envision a Minnesota where harmful stereotypes are broken and replaced with stories grounded in respect for differences and celebration of what we share. A state where girls and women are valued as solution-builders and leaders within their communities. A world where the human rights of girls and women are unquestioned and they are free to act upon their dreams.

We strive to use strategic communications and research to educate and mobilize Minnesotans to break stereotypes, build community, increase safety and well-being, expand opportunities, and create equity.

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National Impact & Partnerships

Leading the Drive for Gender Equity

The Foundation engages in collaborative funding and partnerships both within Minnesota’s foundation community and nationally.


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One of the key roles the Foundation holds is leadership to drive gender equity in Minnesota through use of a collective-impact framework to build effective cross-sector partnerships. We know that no one sector can solve pressing community issues alone. Inequity is rooted in systemic gender, racial, and economic inequalities, while its effects and opportunities for prevention exist within a complex, cross-sector field of public agencies, businesses, nonprofits, philanthropy, and citizens.

The Foundation has the credibility, reputation, and track record of success to build effective cross-sector partnerships and galvanize resources to drive gender equity and build pathways to economic security for the women and girls in our state who need it most: low-income women and girls, women and girls of color, and women and girls in Greater Minnesota.

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