Ann Bancroft Foundation (ABF) grants are awarded to Minnesota girls each year to inspire and encourage them to imagine something bigger. ABF continues to support these girls on their journey to discovering themselves, unlocking their confidence and self-esteem, and embracing and pursuing their dreams. These grants help give girls the tools they need to find success throughout their lifetime.
Dare to Dream Grants fund art, cultural, leadership, educational, & outdoors/wilderness experiences for girls in grades 4 through 12, allowing them to begin exploring the outside world and begin recognizing their own abilities, values and strengths in the process.
Have an activity picked out? Have a mentor lined up? Ready to apply for a grant? Use this page to help walk you through our online application process. Application deadlines are April 1 and October 1 each year.
When completing an application, it is normal to run into a few questions. Here are our frequently asked questions when applying for an ABF grant. If you can't find the answer you are looking for, please contact us.