“Research without action is pointless.” ~ Lee Roper-Batker, president and CEO, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

The Foundation has funded, conducted, and published original research on women and girls in Minnesota since our groundbreaking research in 1990. We use research to raise awareness and energize the momentum to shift attitudes, institutions, systems, and policies that create pathways to economic prosperity, safety, wellness, and equal leadership for all of the state’s women and girls.

Through research, a baseline is provided for measuring where to apply needed interventions and benchmark continued progress on the road to equity for all women and girls in Minnesota.

Our commitment to funding research and solid data has enabled us to focus and expand our grantmaking, educate opinion and policy makers, advocate public policy, and raise public awareness and engagement to benefit women, families, and all Minnesotans.