Our Impact

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.

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COVID-19 Women & Girls Response Fund

This fund is issuing a half-million dollars in emergency grants of up to $10,000 to organizations serving women and girls experiencing gender-based violence, older women, and those who need short-term financial support due to the effects of COVID-19.

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Our Impact

Young Women are Leading Change Today

By changing the institutions and systems with young women, we are driving equal access to economic opportunity, safety, and leadership for all young women.

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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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Opportunity

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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Safety

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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Leadership

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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Ways to Give

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Your support fuels the innovative community-based, community-led work happening across the state.
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