These Organizations Are Raising $1 Billion For Women's Rights. Here's How.

The Equality Fund's model jumpstarts innovation and streamlines scaling

Why It Matters

The Equality Fund has ambitious plans to raise $1 billion over the next 15 years to fund women’s rights organizations in Canada and abroad. Their approach? Broker strategic partnerships between nonprofits, philanthropists, and government sectors to build fast and scale sustainably.

On Sunday, a day before the Women Deliver conference opened in Vancouver, B.C., the federal government set the mood for the gender equality conference by announcing that it would be investing $300 million into the newly launched Equality Fund, a cross-organization initiative that’s aiming to generate over $1 billion over the next 15 years for women’s rights organizations both in Canada and around the globe.

It’s a bold new initiative that brings together 11 organizations from the non-profit, financial, and philanthropic sectors, including grant-making experts like the MATCH International Women’s Fund and the African Women’s De

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