The Twin Ports Women’s Foundation is a member-driven and run organization. All members are eligible to recommend non-profit organizations, serve on the grants team or the engage & educate team, and vote for final grant recipients. The goal is to give 1-3 large grants depending on fund availability and the grant proposals received.  

Grant finalists are determined through a detailed process of review and evaluation by member committees and grant recipients are selected by a vote of the entire membership at our Grant Awards Celebration in May. Each member has an equal vote in deciding which nonprofits receive the grants each year.

Twin Ports Women’s Foundation conducts one grant cycle each year beginning in September with the submission of letters of inquiry and ending in May with the awarding of the grants at our Grant Awards Celebration.

Twin Ports Women’s Foundation grants fund organizations delivering services in our community. Our funds are NOT intended for capital campaigns, endowment funds, special events/galas, travel expenses, direct scholarship requests from individuals, or for exclusively sectarian purposes. The Twin Ports Women’s Foundation would like to thank our partner, the St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation, who is our philanthropic advisor and administrator.