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The Ripley Memorial Foundation, a donor advised fund of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, has awarded $65,800 in grants to seven organizations. The grant period is January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

Grantees include:

Annex Teen Clinic (Robbinsdale) | $8,600 – To support classroom and community presentations in Northwest Hennepin County through the Clinic’s health education programs.

Centro Tyrone Guzman (Minneapolis) | $8,000 – To support the Raíces Youth Development Program – Family Prevention Project Training to engage LGBTQ Latine youth in sexual health education programming.

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) (St. Paul) | $8,600 – To provide culturally responsive, multi-generational teen pregnancy programming for Latino families in the Twin Cities through the ¡Cuídate! curriculum.

Family Tree Clinic (St. Paul) | $8,000 – To support a school-based comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education program serving primarily low-income students in Twin Cities schools.

HAP (St. Paul) | $8,000 – To support the ASCEND program to host mother/daughter retreats and build awareness of the risks of sexual exploitation.

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (St. Paul) | $8,600 – To support IN.clued, a pregnancy prevention program for LGBTQ youth delivered by Planned Parenthood’s Teen Council.

University of Minnesota Foundation (Minneapolis) | $16,000 – To support the University of Minnesota’s Healthy Youth Development-Prevention Research Center for the creation and publication of both the 2017 and 2018 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report.


Established in 1957, the Ripley Memorial Foundation honors the legacy of Dr. Martha Ripley by funding programs that foster and enhance the health and well-being of women. It awards grants to direct service programs that focus on teen pregnancy prevention. Applicants must be located in either Hennepin or Ramsey counties, and priority is given to programs that employ best practices and serve populations experiencing the highest rates of teen pregnancy. In April 2009, the Ripley Memorial Foundation became a donor advised fund of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.

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