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Dakota Wicohan: Nurturing Cultural Identity and Resiliency to Build Pathways to Prosperity

If resiliency, optimism, and hope for the future could be bottled and sold, its name would be Belva Phillips.

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Dunwoody College: Creating Pathways to Prosperity for Women

Kolang Vang and Sirena Dubiel both feel they have finally landed in the right program to help them achieve educational success.

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Investing in Organizations, Leaders, and the Movement

Through strategic grantmaking, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota leads impact by listening and responding to community concerns and investing in organizations, leaders, and the movement to create the conditions for women and girls to thrive. Our systems change work is done through grantmaking, research, and policy.

We know that problems and solutions can be found in the same place, and to create statewide solutions, we look to the strengths in our Minnesota communities. The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has grant opportunities for organizations working in the areas of economic opportunity, safety, and leadership.

See 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.

View a larger version of WFMN Grantee-Partner Map created with eSpatial mapping software.

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Grantee Partners

(April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019)

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Grantee Partners

(April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018)

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Grantee Partners

(April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017)

View 2016 Grantee List

Grant Proposals | WFMN

Our Grantmaking Funds & Grant Opportunities

For general grant inquiries and questions, please contact Cynthia J. Zapata, Community Impact Manager, at 612.236.1835 or

girlsBEST: RFP will be posted in Spring 2020.

Community Response (Innovation): No open grant round at this time.

Pathways to Prosperity (P2P): No open grant round at this time.

Safety Fund: By invitation only.

Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota: Front-line organizations working in the intersecting areas of economic opportunity, safety, and leadership on behalf of and with young women, learn more and apply now. Application deadline is February 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. To learn more, view the informational webinar.

Ripley Memorial Foundation (Donor Advised Fund): RFP will be posted in July 2020.