Our Impact

Celebrating 35 Years of Innovation and Impact

Since 1983, we’ve invested in community-led solutions to ensure safe, prosperous lives for all. Join us to create a Minnesota where all women and girls have access to equal opportunity, safety, and leadership.

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Young Women's Cabinet

Creating Equity By Design

The 25 young leaders from eight diverse communities selected to join Minnesota’s first Governor-appointed Young Women’s Cabinet lead with intersectionality, courage, and a fierce commitment to creating a Minnesota where all young women thrive.

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Our Impact

Investing to #ChangeCulture

This year, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota celebrates a tremendous 35-year milestone.

Our enduring Foundation is made possible through the dreams and collective investments of trailblazing partners, like you.

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Status of Women & Girls
Press Release

Impact Through Research, Listening, and Investing in Community-Led Solutions

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota released the leading comprehensive research today on the status of women and girls in the state in economics, safety, health, and leadership.

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Donor Story

Inspired to Commit: Creating a New Donor Advised Fund

Kathy Longo, is the president and founder of Flourish Wealth Management, and a valued donor-partner with the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.

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Donor Kathy Longo

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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 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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