The GEM Fund supports programs and projects that provide women, girls, and gender-diverse people opportunities to learn skills, build confidence, create networks of mutual support, make space for respectful conversations, as well as foster connections to nature.
This fund was created because:
- We know women and girls are disadvantaged in almost every aspect of our society.
- We know women’s roles, women’s organizations, and women’s work is undervalued and underfunded.
- We know advancing gender equality must take an intersectional approach.
- We know feminist philanthropy has to come at problem-solving differently.
The Fund focuses on work that is led by and serves women, girls, and gender-diverse people with a particular focus on Indigenous people, racialized people, those with disabilities, and those from 2SLGBTQ+ communities.