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.
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.
WFMN is awarding a half-million dollars in emergency grants of up to $10,000 to address the needs of women and girls experiencing gender-based violence, older women, and short-term financial support for everyday needs.
Our vision of gender equity is indelibly bound to racial equity. The women’s movement can only be fully realized when we center the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and women of color who experience state-sanctioned violence through the men and boys in their lives.
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.
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.
Ensuring a Minnesota where doors to opportunity are abundant and open to all girls and women in every community, and pathways to prosperity assured.
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.
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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