Wings for Widows

A nonprofit organization

$30,523 raised by 34 donors

61% complete

$50,000 Goal

When men and women don't know where to start or who to trust after the loss of their spouse, they turn to Wings for Widows.

Of the roughly 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. today, only Wings for Widows provides FREE financial coaching to newly widowed men and women struggling with the financial trauma of losing a spouse. 

Nearly 3,000 men and women becoming widowed every day in the U.S., and of those, 70% do not have a trusted professional network to turn to for help.  Wings for Widows fills this by coming alongside the newly widowed nationwide, paring them with pro bono CFP financial advisors to guide them through all the practical matters that must be addressed in early widowhood.  Over the past six years, we have provided advice, education, and encouragement to 1,000 newly widowed men and women.  We help them gain financial clarity, confidence, and peace of mind. We know that financial stability leads to family stability and the chance for a brighter future.

About 90% of our operating costs are funded by individual donations.  Literally, we run on your donations. Please consider supporting Wings for Widows this year.  Thank you. 

Learn more about our story and mission here.

Meet our coaches here.

Explore our 2022 Annual Report here.

These recent testimonials speak to the heart and success of our mission.

"This has been a wonderful resource in my time of need." - Kimberly G.

"I wish I had reached out sooner. I am so grateful to this organization and my financial counselor for all the help. Now that I no longer have a partner to make these important decisions with, things like finances can seem extremely overwhelming. But, with the help of my financial counselor I was able to make the choices I know will be best for myself and my children. I truly appreciate all the hard work, patience, and understanding from both Jeff and the Wings for Widows team." - Claire S.

"Definitely worth the time to work with someone who can help." - Natalie B.

"My financial coach was so patient and helpful. I appreciate that WFW was there for me at a very stressful time in my life- Thank You! " - Susie H.

"Wings for Widows goes over a lot of information that I did not even think of. It gave me the tools I need to feel financially secure now and in the future." - Rory M.

"I highly recommend Wings for Widow. They help you "put your ducks in order" I will continue to use the book as a resource. Thank you for coming along side us in our time of need." - Cindy P.

"Do this program. What appears to you as nightmarish, near-unanswerable questions about your financial life will become much more understandable and workable. The absolutely bewildering lingo and demeanor of the investment people will start to become intelligible to you. With the everyday basics in place, you will feel more secure going forward, and that middle-of-the-night, swirling-in-the-whirlwind panic will subside. You will discover what your actual questions ought to be and are; once you know those, their answers are the easier part, and forthcoming." - Susan A.

"The thought of doing any financial planning was scary and came at a time when I didn’t know what I needed to do. My planner was easy going, friendly, and professional, he talked me through each step and made it easy to understand. I would highly recommend this for widows just like me." - Michele S.

"A long time friend told me about Wings for Widows; I was in such a fog when my husband suddenly passed away, I was not actually sure what I was signing up for, but my friend insisted I do it, and I am so glad I did! I had no idea how valuable the information would be, and the piece of mind I had each and every time I spoke with my coach left me with a feeling that I knew I could get through this sudden tragedy. There is nothing to lose and SO much to gain by participating in this program. It was an amazing and totally unexpected gift!" - Christine M.

"Wings for Widows enabled me to tackle "financial affairs" that i really dreaded after my husband passed away! I couldn't have handled the heavy burden without their extremely useful workbook and expertise in counseling. I also love how compassionate and willing they are to help us widows in every way. Thank you! You really live up to your name and mission!" - Joy K.

We hope we can count on your generosity and support.  We have 75 volunteers and three staff with giant hearts dedicated to this cause. But we can't do it alone. We need your help. Please support Wings for Widows. Thank you. 


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Wings for Widows

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Education Children & Family Emergencies


290 Peavey Road
Wayzata, MN 55391


612 466 2716

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