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Grantee Story

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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Grantee Story

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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Strengthening the Potential in Our Communities

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota scales our impact by listening and responding to community concerns.
We know that problems and solutions are found in the same place, and to create a statewide solution, we look to the strengths that already exist in our Minnesota community. Our goal is to inspire and strengthen the potential in our communities, and one important way to do this is through grantmaking.
See Our Statewide Impact

Interactive Grants Map

Discover more about Women’s Foundation grantee-partners, statewide. Click on the map below to see the organizations we have funded in recent years and learn more about our funds and areas of impact. Use the legend and the map pins to view grantee-partners by fund and location. Click on Fund Name to filter your view using additional options.

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)

View 2018 Grantee List

Grantee Partners

(April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018)

View 2017 Grantee List

Grantee Partners

(April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017)

View 2016 Grantee List

Grant Proposals | WFMN

Our Grantmaking Funds & Grant Opportunities

We welcome proposals from statewide nonprofit organizations, American Indian Nations, and unincorporated* organizations.

girlsBEST: The fifth three-year cohort of girlsBEST grantee-partners was named in May 2017. The next RFP for girlsBEST will open in 2020.

Innovation: No open grant round at this time.

MN Girls Are Not For Sale: No open grant round at this time.

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

Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota: No open grant round at this time.

Ripley Memorial Foundation (Donor Advised Fund): No open grant round at this time.

If you would like to know if your organization or program fits within our funding priorities, please contact Lulete Mola, vice president of community impact, at 612-236-1829 or

*Unincorporated organizations, please contact Lulete Mola before submitting an application.