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Young Women

There’s more to me. There’s more to you. There’s more to us.
There’s More to Minnesota.

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What is More to MN?

We’re on a mission to create a Minnesota where every young woman thrives.

Our More to Minnesota campaign, a Young Women’s Initiative, works to eliminate the barriers young women face while centering those most impacted by those barriers to create long-term solutions. Together, we are eliminating disparities so that all young women in our state thrive.
The Young Women’s Initiative is led by and for young women and includes three key focus areas:

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Economic Opportunity

Ensuring a Minnesota where doors to economic opportunity are abundant and open to all girls and women in every community, and pathways to prosperity assured.

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Ensuring a Minnesota where all girls and women are free from all forms of violence and can experience their homes, schools, and communities as safe places.

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Ensuring a Minnesota where barriers to leadership are eliminated and all girls and women are respected and thrive.

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Change the lives of young women. Change Minnesota.

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Our Future is on the Line

Will you be part of this transformation?

Join fellow passionate Minnesotans who believe there is More to MN. Your investment in our campaign today will help us reach our $10 million goal and help build pathways to economic opportunity for young women, improve their safety and well-being, and promote a state of leadership with and for young women.
For more information on the different ways you can make a charitable contribution, contact: Stacy Papier-Meister, Associate Director of Advancement, at or 612.236.1827

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Announcing Request for Proposals: Investing in the Field to Advance the Blueprint for Action

This Request for Proposals invites front-line organizations working in the intersecting areas of economic opportunity, safety, and leadership.

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Story of Impact

She the People, She the Movement

For Cheniqua Johnson, a WFMN Innovator, attending the She the People Summit in San Francisco for her personal development and leadership meant taking a chance to do something she rarely does.

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What It Means to Be An Innovator

What happens when we invest directly in young women who are creating change now? The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota (WFMN) believes that directly funding the vision and leadership of young women of color brings us closer to creating a state where all people can thrive.

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How It Works

A New Statewide Model to Create Equity

Launched by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota in partnership with the Governor’s Office in 2016, the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota is a multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment that centers the leadership and solutions of young women of color, American Indian young women, young women from Greater Minnesota, LGBTQ+ youth, and young women with disabilities.

Take a deep dive into the research, structure and purpose of the Young Women’s Initiative
and why the time is now to support young women in Minnesota.

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“What do I need to thrive? I need support more than anything. It’s what makes an authentic leader. I think that with support, giving it and receiving it we can change the world together.”

Alexis Murillo, WFMN Innovator

You Can Make a Difference

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