Our Research

Listening on the Road to Transformation

Through nine Listening Sessions, Minnesota women, girls, and gender-expansive people discussed the impacts of COVID-19, racial injustice, economic inequities, incarceration, and additional crises, and shared their solutions to create a state where they and their families can thrive.

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Our Impact

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 for maximum impact and momentum.

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2021 Impact Report

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Impact Report

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

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Our Research

2020 Status of Women & Girls in Minnesota

The Status research is a call for individuals and institutions to dismantle racial and gender inequities, increase investments in community solutions to end racial and gender injustice in our state.

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Our Impact

Investing in Women & Girls for Whole Community Well-Being

WFMN has awarded nearly $1 million to address the needs of women and girls experiencing gender-based violence, older women, short-term financial support for everyday needs, and transformational adaptation.

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We invest in innovative community-based, community-led solutions to ensure 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 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.

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