Rest Up Awards Announced
In honor of our 40th Anniversary, the Women’s Foundation has awarded $400,000 in funding to local leaders from 40 organizations to invest in rest and well-being.
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We amplify the leadership of young women and gender-expansive people ages 16-24 through direct investments in their ideas and a powerful cohort and mentorship to accelerate their impact and momentum.
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We put equity into design through participatory grantmaking that engages individuals in funding decisions that affect their communities.
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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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.
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Women’s Foundation Celebrates Rise + Thrive, a 40th Anniversary Celebration
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