Investing in Innovators
We amplify the leadership of young women and gender-expansive people ages 16-24 through direct investments in their ideas and a powerful cohort and mentorship to accelerate their impact and momentum.
Building Power in Grantmaking
We put equity into design through participatory grantmaking that engages individuals in funding decisions that affect their communities.
2022 Status of Women & Girls in Minnesota
The Status research is a call for systems and institutions to value women and girls, dismantle inequities, and increase investments in community solutions for gender and racial justice.
Transforming for a New Day
Our strategic plan describes our commitment to sharing power, accountability, and learning with community so that Minnesota women, girls, gender-expansive people and their families thrive.
We invest in innovative community-based, community-led solutions to ensure equal opportunity and pathways to economic security for girls, women, and families across Minnesota.
What We Do
Invest in Systems Change for Gender & Racial Justice
Founded in 1983, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota is the first statewide women’s foundation in the country holding a unique niche among Minnesota foundations.
As a statewide community foundation, we invest, leverage, learn, influence, and scale to ensure community-based, community-led solutions to achieve gender and racial justice in Minnesota.
Our Areas of Impact
What We Aim to Achieve
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Your support fuels the innovative community-based, community-led work happening across the state. Explore our funding opportunities.
Latest Updates from the Blog
Jan 6, 2023
Cynthia Bauerly Named Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Dec 20, 2022
Advocacy of Janet Leslie Lives On
Dec 19, 2022
Midwest Legacy Fund Increases Access to Reproductive Care
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