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Grant Application

Investing in the Field

to Advance the Blueprint for Action

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota invests in organizations, leaders, and the movement to create the conditions for women and girls to thrive.

New Grant Opportunity

In the second phase of Young Women’s Initiative (YWI MN) investments, WFMN is continuing to invest more than half a million dollars to move specific Blueprint for Action recommendations forward. YWI MN grantee-partners will be part of a yearlong learning cohort that will participate in quarterly facilitated meetings and serve as partners of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota as we move the recommendations from the Blueprint for Action forward.

This Request for Proposals invites front-line organizations working in the intersecting areas of economic opportunity, safety, and leadership on behalf of and with young women to apply for a multi-year grant of between $15,000 and $25,000 each year in general operating support. The grant cycle runs March 31, 2020 through March 30, 2021.

Grants are two-year investments of $15,000 to $25,000 each year in general operating support to a cohort of organizations in Minnesota serving young women and girls, ages 12-24. Grants will be renewable the second year based on evaluation and progress towards goals and outcomes.

While grants will be coded for general operations, organizations must describe and report on specific programming aligned with the Blueprint for Action recommendation outcomes outlined in the RFP.

Registration is now closed.

Organizations with questions may contact Brook LaFloe, the Dr. Reatha Clark King Fellow | YWI MN Program Manager, at Brook@wfmn.org.

Grant Information Session & Webinar

Optional informational sessions are available for all organizations interested in learning more. To learn more about the Request for Proposals, listen to an informational webinar that includes more about the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota and the Blueprint for Action, the grant application process, and addresses questions from participants.

View the informational webinar.