Investment Programs

We are unlocking the potential of capital to unleash the full power of feminist movements everywhere. The unique power of the Equality Fund model is to deliver sustainable and scalable funding for women’s movements for as long as it takes to build the world we need.

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At the Equality Fund, our investment strategy is central to our vision of a world where resources move boldly and sustainably to women’s organizations and feminist movements in Canada and around the world, shifting lasting power into their hands.

Through gender-lens investing, we will multiply and magnify the Government of Canada’s initial $300 million CAD contribution, creating a self-sustaining source of funding for gender equality for lifetimes to come. In the process, we will help to influence wider economies, moving gender-lens investing from the margins to the mainstream, elevating the power of women’s organizations, and creating a global ripple effect of change across sectors.

Over time, the returns generated by our investment activities will finance our expanded grantmaking, demonstrating the unique power of the Equality Fund model to deliver sustainable and scalable funding for women’s movements for as long as it takes to build the world we need.

Why and How We Invest

At the Equality Fund, we will make money work for women and girls twice: first by using capital to influence the way businesses address the needs of many; and then by using the returns from those investments to fund the much-needed work on the ground.

Gender-lens Investing

Our gender-lens investment strategy is a model for how every single dollar attracted or invested by or with the Equality Fund in public and private funds can enable gender equality. We take into consideration the participation, needs, realities, and leadership of both women and men in the strategy and the process.

Our Investment Strategy

Through an interrelated set of investment activities, we utilize our own capital; co-invest alongside others; and share opportunities to channel into gender-lens investment.

Join Us

Opportunities to invest in gender equality are increasing every day. Send us an email at [email protected] to begin a conversation about how we can work together.

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