Our Impact

Young Women are Leading Change Today

Through the Young Women’s Initiative, we center and engage those most impacted by barriers to create solutions. By changing the institutions and systems with these young women, we are driving equal access to economic opportunity, safety, and leadership for all young women.

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Innovation

Creating Equity By Design

Announcing our newest investment in the WFMN Innovators – 33 young women, ages 16-24, whose leadership, ideas, and solutions advance key recommendations in the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota Blueprint for Action – a 50 percent increase in grantmaking to this program.

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Our Impact

A Fund to Ensure All Girls Thrive

For nearly 20 years, Lee Roper-Batker’s unwavering commitment to equity, strategic vision, and powerful leadership has had a tremendous impact on the lives of women, girls, and communities across our state. Your additional gift to Girls Thrive will ensure the impact of Lee’s leadership for generations to come.

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Research

Status of Older Women

The lives of Minnesota women ages 55 and older are evolving and reflect expanded opportunities. At the same time, disparities exist based on age, and are even greater for older women of color, American Indian women, rural women, and LGBTQ+ people in the state.

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Donor Story

Reflections on an Extraordinary Life

We honor the spirit of the generous and dynamic Emily Anne Tuttle in this tribute as her daughters reflect on this founding mother’s values, and legacy to this community. By including the Foundation in her future plans, Emily Anne’s commitment to gender equity continues as the lead gift in our new Safety Fund.

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Emily Anne Tuttle

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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 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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