Ripley Memorial Fund LogoThe Ripley Memorial Foundation, a donor advised fund of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, has awarded $73,150 in grants to 10 organizations. The grant period is January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.

Grantees Include:

Annex Teen Clinic (Robbinsdale) | $8,000 – To support comprehensive sexuality education in Northwest Hennepin County through community-based presentations.

Centro Tyrone Guzman (Minneapolis) | $6,720 – To support Latine LGBTQI youth through the Ráices Youth Development Program’s implementation of a two-year action plan.

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) (St. Paul) | $8,000 – To support multigenerational sexual health education for Latinx families through the Sexual Health Education Program.

Division of Indian Work (Minneapolis) | $8,000 – To support the LiveIt! Teen Pregnancy Prevention Curriculum of the Division of Indian Work’s Health Services Program.

Family Tree Clinic (Minneapolis) | $8,000 – To support the Comprehensive Sex Education Program’s sex education in Metro area schools.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (Minneapolis) | $8,000 – To support the Seeing and Exploring Life’s Future (SELF) Pregnancy/STI Prevention Program.

Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (St. Paul) | $6,720 – To support completion of the Health Mentor Model at El Colegio Charter School in 2019.

University of Minnesota Foundation (Minneapolis) | $6,650 – To support the 2019 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report.

Way to Grow (Minneapolis) | $6,340 – To support the Dream Tracks Parenting Program, ensuring teen mothers gain effective parenting skills, avoid repeat pregnancies, graduate high school and work toward higher education and employment.

YWCA Minneapolis (Minneapolis) | $6,720 – To support the Contact Plus Program providing comprehensive sexual health education in Minneapolis Public Schools.


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. Since 1992, Ripley Memorial Foundation has provided over $1.5 million in charitable support to 114 organizations working to reduce teen pregnancy throughout our local communities.

Share this: