Ann Bancroft Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$43,301 raised by 89 donors

100% complete

$40,000 Goal

The Ann Bancroft Foundation empowers girls to imagine something bigger and helps them reach their full potential. 


Our ABF friends Jeri and Judy issued a second challenge of $5000 and we have met that challenge. How far can we go on GTMD21? Let's try for $40,000!

This should be a time of great opportunity for girls, yet we know it can also be a time when girls set their dreams aside. A lack of confidence is one of the biggest reasons girls are held back from their potential. A recent survey of 2000 youth studied over a two-year period found a dramatic drop in girls' self-esteem between the ages of 11 and 14. One of our most important measures is the role we play in raising self-confidence. More than 89% of our grantees responded that they feel more confident after their grant award. We are here to say 'yes' to girls, to tell them we believe in them, and to say yes to dreaming bigger. We partner with organizations that reach marginalized and underserved communities. Black, Indigenous, Latina, Asian and immigrant girls represent more than 60 percent of those we serve.

In December, we will award more than $50,000 in grants to girls from around the state who asked us to support their dreams in their grant applications this fall. HELP US MEET OUR MATCH!  We have a generous match for $10,000 – please help us get to our goal to unlock these additional funds.


Maya in St. Paul used her grant to buy a camera to capture the faces of her Vietnamese family’s elders as she interviewed them to capture their immigrant history. Bridget in Bemidji dreamed of teaching other young people in her community to grow backyard vegetable gardens during the pandemic. Kira Lou in Anoka County wanted more than anything to take lessons on the accordion. 

I’Monie in Minneapolis was bullied at school and wanted karate to help her feel strong. She found not only confidence but joy in improving her skills and working closely with her mentor. Danica, who earned a grant to play basketball at 16, went from the sidelines to traveling to compete in Italy. She is now a graduate of St. Catherine University with a career in communications after working with the team at ABF. In 2022, she’ll be on our 25h Anniversary Committee! 


BridgetKira LouI'Monie


Watch Danica and I'Monie's videos below, and see more videos on YouTube.

Thank you for any gift you can make today to empower girls!

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Ann Bancroft Foundation

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Children & Family

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BIPOC led, BIPOC serving


2356 University Ave W Suite 404
Saint Paul, MN 55114



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