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Opportunity & Leadership

Pathways to Prosperity (P2P)

In 2014, the Foundation launched the one-year pilot of Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) to create unrestricted pathways to prosperity through education, employment, and wealth creation for low-income women, women of color, and women in greater Minnesota. Based on continued research, partnerships, learnings, and successes of the pilot year, the Foundation refined our program model in 2015 and will increase investments in P2P going forward.

P2P invests in organizations and institutions that focus on:

Purple OneEducation and Workforce Development for low-income women that leads to middle-skill employment and pathways for career advancement and professional development.

Purple TwoWealth-Building that promotes and increases women’s wealth and financial status through education and services.

Purple ThreeEntrepreneurship to support and grow women-owned businesses.

Purple FourPolicy/Advocacy Efforts that ensure pathways to prosperity for women.

To ensure women can successfully navigate resources and opportunities, the Foundation invests in innovative programs with best practices, including targeted program recruitment, mentoring and case management, cohort model, community partnerships, multi-generational approach, and customized wrap-around services (childcare, transportation, financial literacy, etc.). Approximately 75 percent of P2P funds are targeted to programs serving women of color and 30 percent to programs in greater Minnesota.


No open grant round at this time.

Additional Resources

Meet our statewide grantee-partners:
2017 › | 2016 › | 2015 ›

Read the evaluation report of the pilot year: 2015 ›

Look back at some of our statewide Social Change Fund grantee partners:
2015 ›

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