Today, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota (WFMN) announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for funding through the WFMN Fund for Safety. We know that safety is the underpinning for equity for all women and girls; it improves their health outcomes, impacts their leadership, and increases their economic opportunity. The WFMN Fund for Safety continues and expands WFMN’s investment in women’s safety as it works with communities to end gender-based violence. In partnership with community leaders, WFMN follows an ethos of listening and responding to community concerns to drive strategic, cross-sector plans and create collective impact. To continue building upon our investments in safety, the Women’s Foundation is investing in the organizations, leaders, and the movement to end gender-based violence and other forms of violence that distinctly impact women, girls and gender-expansive people.
Grant Information & Timeline
WFMN invites applications from organizations and programs working to end gender-based violence, a continuum that includes sex trafficking, domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, as well as state and structural violence. The Foundation is committed to investing in organizations working with communities of color, American Indian communities, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, Greater MN communities, and immigrant and refugee populations. Our definition of women and girls includes any person that identifies as a woman or girl; all WFMN programs are inclusive of transgender and gender-expansive people that experience gender-based structural harm.
WFMN will make one-time general operating support grants up to $10,000 to emerging organizations and up to $25,000 to established organizations working to create a Minnesota where all women and girls are free from violence and can experience safety in their homes, schools, and communities. The grant period runs March 31, 2022 through March 30, 2023.
Deadlines & Information Sessions
- Proposals are due on December 8, 2021, by 11:50 p.m.
- Please note that you must submit your application online. To do so, please register to access the web portal. Your registration will prompt an authentication by WFMN, which should take no more than one business day to complete.
- View the informational webinar below to learn more about details about the application proces.
Questions & Assistance
For program and content-related questions, please contact LaCora Bradford Kesti, Director of Community Impact: CommunityImpact@wfmn.org or 612-236-1842.
For technical assistance and grant portal questions, contact Jasmine Sánchez, Sr. Program Officer and Grants Manager at CommunityImpact@wfmn.org or 612-236-1856.