Our Impact

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.

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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 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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Our Impact

Investing in Women & Girls for Whole Community Well-Being

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.

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Donor Story

Honoring Dr. Reatha Clark King

At WFMN’s annual Leadership & Legacy Celebration, Dr. Reatha Clark King, received the 2020 Mary Lee Dayton Catalyst for Change Award. We are grateful for Dr. King’s leadership, legacy of generosity, and for her unwavering belief in the power of women and girls – and each of us – to create a world of justice, equity, and opportunity.

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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 & Racial 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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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.

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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