Ann Bancroft Foundation

Imagine Something Bigger

Saint Paul, MN   |  www.annbancroftfoundation.org

Mission

The Ann Bancroft Foundation inspires and encourages girls to imagine something bigger. We strive to build confidence and offer tools that will allow a girl to go after her dreams and feel supported along the way. Through grants, mentorship, and ongoing development opportunities, the Ann Bancroft Foundation is giving Minnesota girls strength to achieve their full potential.

Ruling year info

1991

Executive Director

Sara Fenlason

Main address

2356 University Ave W Suite 404

Saint Paul, MN 55114-1892 USA

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Formerly known as

All Women's Expedition

EIN

41-1691868

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (R12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Dare to Dream

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.

Population(s) Served

Let Me Play grants fund sport, athletic, & dance equipment or participation fees for girls in grades K through 12, giving them the opportunity to be part of a team, build strength and confidence, and push themselves farther—on the field and off.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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Increasing

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Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Ann Bancroft Foundation is working to create a world where every girl has a chance to live her dream and reach her full potential.

We offer grants of up to $500 to fund a variety of activities for Minnesota girls ages five through senior in high school. Alumnae of our program are offered opportunities to network and expand their connections to continue pursuing their dreams.

The Ann Bancroft Foundation involves a wide variety of stakeholders to support and drive our mission. Our staff has decades of experience working in organizations serving women and girls, as well as extensive development and programming backgrounds. In addition, our Board of Directors are fiercely dedicated to the mission of the organization. We have very generous individual, foundation and organizational donors who provide philanthropic support for our programs.

To create a bigger impact, we have recently convened a Community Partners Collaborative to strengthen our partner relationships and explore how we can better support the girls that we and like-minded organizations serve.

Since 2013, we have more than doubled our annual budget thanks to our incredible community supporters. Because of this, we have increased our granting from $36,000 in 2013 to $144,000 in 2016. Our reporting data shows that 88% of our grantees live in the Twin Cities metro area. We are working to expand our reach even more, especially to girls in Greater Minnesota.

Financials

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Ann Bancroft Foundation

Board of directors
as of 11/4/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mara Proell

Deloitte

Ann Bancroft

Bancroft Arnesen Expedition

Chris Chapman

TCF Bank

Jolene Hart

Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest

Kari Kehr-Dzieweczynski

US Bank

Libby Mura

Polaris

Sharon Olson

Olson Wealth Group

Kris Petersen

think2perform

Mara Proell

Deloitte

Teresa Thompson

Fredrikson & Byron

Jackie Hartman

IT Executive

Julianne Bye

Community Activist

Carley Knox

MN Lynx

Ana Vang

Minnesota Power

Amy Watters

College of St. Scholastica

Sara Kilian

Perforce Software

Laura Fingerson

Strategic Education

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes