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Gender and racial justice requires systems change

Our new strategic plan describes how we are committed to sharing power, accountability, and learning with community so that Minnesota women, girls, gender-expansive people and their families thrive.

It’s Her Right

Living a safe and healthy life in Minnesota includes reproductive justice, a critical right for women, girls, gender-expansive people, and their families. We trust and invest in their right to self-determination.

2022 Innovators Cohort

Investing in Innovators Leading Change

Through a transformative model, the Women’s Foundation amplifies the leadership of young women ages 16-24 through direct investments in their ideas to accelerate their impact and momentum.

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.

Explore Our Interactive 2021 Impact Report

When all women and girls thrive, families and communities thrive. Take a look at our latest impact report!

Listening on the Road to Transformation

Through nine Listening Sessions, Minnesota women, girls, and gender-expansive people shared their solutions to create a state where they and their families can 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.

Support Our Work

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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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