Calling for a Cultural Transformation
Women and girls are distinctly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We call for a short- and long-term transformation that centers women and girls in responsive strategies across the state and nation.
WFMN is awarding a half-million dollars in emergency grants of up to $10,000 to address the needs of women and girls experiencing gender-based violence, older women, and short-term financial support for everyday needs.
By changing the institutions and systems with young women, we are driving equal access to economic opportunity, safety, and leadership for all young women.
The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota awarded eight grants totaling $190,000 to nonprofit organizations and the City of Minneapolis through its Fund for Safety, which resources innovation to end gender-based violence, a continuum that includes including sex trafficking, domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.
As a transformational WFMN supporter with a generous giving record since 1995, a planned gift, and a donor advised fund at WFMN, Julie Corty reflects on her life as a woman and philanthropist, and why she believes it’s critical to invest in gender equity.
Founded in 1983, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota is the first and largest statewide women’s foundation in the country and holds a unique niche among Minnesota community 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 equity in Minnesota.
Ensuring a Minnesota where doors to opportunity are abundant and open to all girls and women in every community, and pathways to prosperity assured.
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.
Ensuring a Minnesota where barriers are eliminated and all girls and women are respected and thrive.
Take a closer look at our impact areas and the funds and research that support them.
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