SUPPORTING A GIRL TODAY STRENGTHENS OUR COMMUNITY NOW AND IN THE FUTURE

We envision a world in which all who identify as a girl have a chance to live their dream and reach their full potential. We achieve our mission by providing grants, mentorship, and ongoing development to K-12 girls in Minnesota.

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The Ann Bancroft
Foundation (ABF) Grant

We believe in you. Open to K-12 girls who haven’t received an ABF Grant and have the desire to pursue a dream. There’s an opportunity for every girl to reach their full potential.
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Trailblazer
Fellowship

Ready to take your dreams to another level? Previous ABF Grant recipients in 9th through 12th grades can apply to get a head start to independence, college, and/or career.

Gatherings
& Workshops

What are you excited about? Check out ABF Gatherings & Workshops to build connections, learn new skills, and foster individual strengths that will keep your momentum going.

Our GRANT PROGRAM

The Ann Bancroft Foundation provides grants to help girls pursue their dreams. Girls K-12 in Minnesota can receive grants up to $1000 to follow their passions and create a better world. The possibilities are endless! We accept applications in two yearly cycles. The Spring cycle is open February 1st through April 1st.

2023 in Review

2023 was an incredible year for the Ann Bancroft Foundation! We began implementing our strategic plan, awarded grants to our first Trailblazer Fellows, increased the amount of our seed grants, and more! Thank you to the Ann Bancroft Community for helping to make 2023 so special! Read more about everything we got up to this year.

READ OUR STRATEGIC PLAN

In 2023, we launched a new strategic plan to continue and expand our core programs. This plan outlines our theory of change and how our work can disrupt the impact of gender inequities. Read the plan to understand the impact of our work and learn more about our mission and vision.

You can play a powerful role in a girl’s future 

Parents, Mentors &
Influencers 

You know a girl with a dream. Together, we can help her go after it. We provide direct grants to girls and center their experiences, voices, and power. 

Partners, Referrals & Providers

You offer exceptional activities that expand the worlds of girls. We provide the funds to girls to live their dreams and work as your partner to help you grow and strengthen your collaborations.

Individual &
Corporate Donors

We’ve supported girls since 1997 and we’ve seen the life-changing impact. Nurture competence, confidence, connection, character and caring and watch them transform our world.

"MY SELF-CONFIDENCE SKY-ROCKETED BECAUSE I BEGAN TRUSTING IN MY OWN ABILITIES."

A REVIEW OF 2023

We support girls to live their dreams and imagine something bigger

288

ABF Grants Awarded
in 2023

42

Trailblazer Fellowship Applicants

27

Minnesota Counties Received Grants

 

 

 OUR theory of change

The Ann Bancroft Foundation believes investing in girls by increasing access to transformative experiences builds competence, confidence, connection, character and caring (the 5 C’s of positive youth development), and disrupts the impacts of gender inequities by helping girls build skills to navigate the challenges they face today, and laying the foundation for future successes that strengthen our communities.

CONNECTING GIRLS WITH ACTIVITIES THAT EXPAND THEIR WORLDS