The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota invests in innovation to drive gender and racial equity in Minnesota.
A world of equal opportunity where women and girls – and all people – hold the power to create and lead safe, prosperous lives
How We Define “Woman”
Women and girls includes anyone who identifies as a woman and/or girl. WFMN programs are inclusive of transgender and gender expansive people that experience gender-based structural harm.
“When the young women in our state do better, we’re all going to do better.”
Hope HoffmanCabinet Member, Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota
“This work is fundamental to the health and success of our community.”
“Research without action is pointless.”
Lee Roper-BatkerFormer President and CEO, Women's Foundation of Minnesota
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We leverage community investments, research, public policy, and more to ensure gender and racial equity for girls, women, and all Minnesotans.
Together, we are creating a world of opportunity, safety, and leadership for all girls and women in Minnesota.
When founded in 1983, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota became the nation’s very first statewide community foundation dedicated to gender equality.
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Research + Grantmaking + Policy + Cross-Sector Partnerships
Each year, we invest millions of dollars in innovative, community-led solutions across the state to build a Minnesota where all women and girls have opportunity, safety, and leadership.