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Our 2022 Impact

In 2022, we have been growing transformative power for a world where all women, girls, and gender-expansive people have what they need to thrive. 

2022 Innovators Cohort

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 report

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.

Our Purpose

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

Economic Justice

To realize economic justice and a stronger Minnesota for families and communities, we invest in women and girls as key drivers of economic growth.

Leadership & Community Power

Our vision is a state where all women, girls, and gender-expansive people are valued as solution-builders and leaders within their communities.

Holistic Well-Being & Reproductive Justice

To support the mind, body, and spirit of women, we catalyze the conditions to ensure they are well in every area of their being.


We catalyze the conditions so that women, girls, and gender-expansive people are free from all forms of violence and can be safe at home, school, and in their communities.

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Your support fuels the innovative community-based, community-led work happening across the state. Explore our funding opportunities.

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