Investing in Organizations, Leaders, and Movements
The Women’s Foundation has grant opportunities for organizations working in the impact areas of leadership & community power, safety, holistic well-being & reproductive justice, and economic justice.
No open grants at this time. New grantmaking will re-open in April 2024.
Recent & Upcoming Grants:
For general grant inquiries and questions, please contact LaCora Bradford Kesti, Vice President of Community Impact, at 612-236-1842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Response Fund
Through the Community Response Fund, the Women’s Foundation responds quickly with grants to organizations and programs that ensure women’s safe and healthy lives. Applications are invitation only. For more information and eligibility, please contact Erika or LaCora through their community office hour times: Schedule a 1:1 Connect Meeting.
Fund for Safety
The Fund for Safety resources innovation to end gender-based violence, a continuum that includes sex trafficking, domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. For more information about this program, view the informational webinar or contact Erika Idrovo-Cuesta at email@example.com or 612-236-1814.
girlsBEST (Building Economic Success Together)
Since 2002, girlsBEST has supported girl-led programs in Minnesota that increase the readiness of girls (ages 12-18) to achieve economic well-being. For more information about this program, contact Erika Idrovo-Cuesta at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-236-1814.
Holistic Well-Being & Reproductive Justice
As we build power with community partners leading the fight for reproductive justice, we are resourcing programs that increase access and expand health equity, healing justice, and reproductive justice for Minnesotans pushed to the margins.
The Innovators program provides direct investments to young women (ages 16-24) and supports their leadership development with quarterly convenings. The program will open for new applications in Summer 2024. For questions about this program, contact Erika Idrovo-Cuesta at email@example.com or 612-236-1814.
How to Apply for Grants
If we have an open grant opportunity, read the grant guidelines to see if you are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted through our online portal, Spectrum. If you’re a new applicant, you will need to set up an account first.
Resources for completing a W-9 form:
- Filling out a W-9 form for nonprofit organizations
- Filling out a W-9 form for nonprofit corporations
We also fund groups that have fiscal sponsorship. Learn more about it.
Our Statewide Impact
Interactive Grants Map
Discover more about Women’s Foundation grantee-partners, statewide. Click on the icon in the upper right of the map to expand the legend and see other options for viewing. Use the drop-down menu in the legend to filter grantee-partners by fund, location, or impact area. Click on the map pins to see more grantee-partner information.
Join us for Community Connect!
Community Connect is an informal biannual gathering for grantee-partners, community organization leaders, and staff to connect virtually and learn more about the work of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.
Our next event: December 14, 2023 from 10-11:30 a.m.
In the last Community Connect, we learned about how our recent listening series is influencing our grantmaking, policy, and narrative change priorities. We looked back on our Summer of Convening with grantee-partners, and spent time networking as we grow a culture of healing and holistic well-being. See the graphic harvest summarizing the series.
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