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Fund for Safety

We know that safety is the underpinning for equity for all women and girls; it improves their health outcomes, impacts their leadership, and increases their economic opportunity. With the MN Girls Are Not For Sale campaign to combat sex trafficking (2011-2019), WFMN catalyzed a sea change in our communities’ response to sex trafficking. The WFMN Fund for Safety continues and expands WFMN’s investment in women’s safety as it works with communities to end gender-based violence.

Grantmaking & Grantee-Partners

As WFMN has transformed our role from a catalytic leader with MN Girls Are Not For Sale to supporting partner, we continue to expand our strategic focus on safety and work with communities to end gender-based violence. Grants resource innovation to end gender-based violence, a continuum that includes including sex trafficking, domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment, as well as state and structural violence. WFMN invests in the organizations, leaders, and the movement to create a Minnesota where girls and women are free from every form of violence and can experience their homes, schools, and communities as safe places.

Learnings from our Road to Transformation Listening Series inform and evolve our grantmaking strategies, in response to community concerns and needs. Current funding through the Fund for Safety invests in organizations that innovate and strengthen their communities, staff and leadership, operations, and programs in response to COVID-19 and the uprising for racial justice.

In partnership with community leaders, WFMN follows an ethos of listening and responding to community concerns to drive strategic, cross-sector plans and create collective impact.

Explore our grantmaking timeline to see other recent and upcoming grant opportunities.

Fund for Safety Evaluation

The Fund for Safety is working toward ending gender-based violence through:

  • Strengthening systems and infrastructure to sustain the movement to end gender-based violence including sex trafficking, domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment
  • Investing in and elevating leaders and organization working with communities of color, American Indian communities, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, Greater MN communities, and immigrant and refugee populations

View the full evaluation.

Spotlights & Impact Updates

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