As a nonprofit organization in Minnesota, WomenVenture relies on generous gifts from individuals to fulfill our mission.

Your donation will help a woman assess her readiness to start her own business, provide an entrepreneur with financial consulting for a loan to launch her business, or provide low-income women with scholarships to attend our entrepreneur training classes.
Your support is greatly appreciated.

Sustaining Gift

Demonstrate your ongoing support of our mission through a recurring monthly, multi-year or annual pledge.

Stock Transfer

A gift of stock is an easy way to help us promote our work and empower women. By donating long-term appreciated securities, including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, directly to charity, your contribution can have a greater impact than if you donated cash or the after-tax proceeds from selling stocks. When you donate stock to charity, you’ll generally take a tax deduction for the full fair market value. And because you’re donating stock, your contribution and tax deduction may instantly increase over 20%.

Legacy Gift

A gift in your will or estate plan will create stability for the future of WomenVenture.

In-Kind Donation

We welcome the gift of professional, pro-bono products and services to benefit our organization and our clients. Items we're in need of include:

  • Cubicles
  • Computers & Monitors
  • Whiteboard system for our training room
  • Three ring binders
  • Conference room tables & chairs
  • Rolling folding chairs with a rack for classes

Corporate Giving

We welcome the financial contributions from corporations in our community. Your investment enables us to serve an ever-growing number of women entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities. Ways you can participate include:

  • Company match of an individual donation
  • Sponsor Women Mean Business Luncheon & Marketplace fundraising event in October
  • Sponsor emPOWER Social Hour fundraiser in March
  • Sponsor curriculum for our training, a Lunch & Learn, or a Business Advice Clinic; on-going
  • Sponsor a room at the WomenVenture office
  • Host an event to benefit WomenVenture

Other Ways to Give

Shop online by going to AmazonSmile will donate .5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. Simply select WomenVenture the first time you go there and start shopping! 

Create a Facebook fundraising event. Celebrate a special occasion with donations to your favorite charity, WomenVenture!

For more information about making a donation to WomenVenture, please contact Lisa Zellmer at 612-224-9546.