Our Impact

Young Women are Leading Change Today

Through the Young Women’s Initiative, we center and engage those most impacted by barriers to create solutions. By changing the institutions and systems with these young women, we are driving equal access to economic opportunity, safety, and leadership for all young women.

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Announcing Request for Proposals: Investing in the Field to Advance the Blueprint for Action

This Request for Proposals invites front-line organizations working in the intersecting areas of economic opportunity, safety, and leadership

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Gloria Perez Named WFMN President & CEO

The WFMN Board of Trustees has appointed Gloria Perez as President and CEO, effective February 17, 2020. Perez, formerly the President & CEO of the Jeremiah Program, is a nationally recognized expert in two-generational strategies for reducing poverty.

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New Awards Fund Safety

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.

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Donor Story

From Sisterhood to Systems Change

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.

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Julie Corty

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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.

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Our Work

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota Invests in Innovation to Drive Gender & Racial Equity in Minnesota.

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.

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Our Areas of Impact

We Lead With Community in 3 Areas:

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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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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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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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