Equality Fund

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Designed by women, for women, the Equality Fund brings together philanthropists, investors and government to deliver unparalleled resources supporting gender equality outcomes in Canada and around the world.
This is a ground-breaking collaboration that combines international feminist grant-making and community foundation support with an innovative investment arm, delivering new momentum for women’s movements and supporting the advancement of gender equality globally. Specifically, The Equality Fund offers a three-part strategy:
a bold philanthropic strategy that invites governments, individuals, families, foundations, and private sector partners in Canada and beyond to build and sustain the Equality Fund;
strategic grants and support to organizations, networks and movements that are building feminist change around the world; and
an innovative gender-lens investment model that will generate social impact and financial returns to both investors and the Equality Fund.

The Equality Fund collective is made up of:

  • The MATCH International Women’s Fund (The MATCH Fund)
  • African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF),
  • Calvert Impact Capital,
  • Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF),
  • Community Foundations of Canada (CFC),
  • Philanthropy for Advancing Women’s Human Rights (PAWHR),
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC),
  • Toronto Foundation,
  • World University Service of Canada WUSC),
  • Oxfam Canada
  • Yaletown Partners.

To read more, visit the Equality Fund website

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