Minnesota Nonprofits Supporting Women

By Ilia Jones | October 2021


In the last few weeks, there has been what feels like backwards shift in reproductive rights in this country. The supreme court is standing aside so-to-speak as southern states aim to create restrictive abortion laws that can set us back decades in progress. 

The court is set to hear Texas' case to create a law banning abortions after as early as six weeks, challenging Roe V. Wade, a 1973 law that made abortion a fundamental right and gave the power of decision to women, and not to the state.

While all of this is happening around us, we want to highlight the organizations that continue to fight for womens rights - from abortion to economic equality and beyond. Read on for some incredible Minnesota nonprofits supporting women's rights today. 

MN Now 

Through intersectional grassroots activistism, MN NOW promotes feminist ideals and societal change to achieve and protect the equal rights of all women in Minnesota. The organization has been fighting for equality and justice since 1971 and continues to work toward social, political, and economic equality for women. 

Women Winning 

One of the most essential ways to push pro-choice agenda in politics is to elect pro-choice women to public office. Women Winning is on a mission to do so. The organization is building a statewide movement dedicated to placing pro-choice women in all levels of political office. They started back in 1982 as a bipartisan group of women who recognized that there was a dire need for women representation in government. Today, they continue to fight for and support pro-choice women in political office. 

YWCA Minnespolis 

The YWCA of Minneapolis is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and girls, and promote justice. Founded in 1891, the YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural organization with a long history of working towards a world free of racism and gender inequality. Learn about their 130-year history

Women's Foundation of Minnesota

The Women's Foundation of Minnesota works to open pathways to economic security and create equal opportunity  for girls, women, and families across the state of Minnesota. Since 2015, WFMN has invested millions in organizations led by women of color and has given over one hundred grants to invest in young female leaders in Minnesota.  

Emma Norton 

Emma Norton provides transformational housing for women and families in Minnesota. They work to promote healing and recovery through their trauma-informed services and resources. Their programs are focused on providing women and families who are seeking housing and supportive services. Their work goes beyond housing with a passionate team of specialist who work with families to create future plans for stability and success. Learn about their inspiring work here

Our values directly mirror those of these amazing nonprofits, and we're so proud to be able to work with some of them to drive their missions forward. Learn about the work we did with Emma Norton here


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