Uncommon partners. One common vision.
The Equality Fund was founded by a collective of partners who bring very different backgrounds and expertise to one vision: A gender equal world.
The diversity of this partnership is unprecedented, representing women’s funds, community foundations, Canada’s largest financial institution, a gender-lens investing firm, venture capital, a network of the largest global foundations, and more.
We are breaking down silos and reaching across sectors to build a new model for meaningful and durable investment in feminist movements everywhere.
Equality Fund Consortium
The Equality Fund Consortium refers to the three organizations—the Equality Fund, Toronto Foundation, and World University Service of Canada—that signed an agreement with the Government of Canada to ensure the effective stewardship of its $300 million CAD contribution. The consortium is not a legal entity; instead, it is a collaboration among partners with deep and diverse areas of expertise coming together to design and build the Equality Fund Initiative. Each brings a unique role:
The Equality Fund provides feminist leadership to the initiative, is the co-designer of the grantmaking strategy, in partnership with AWDF, and designer of the philanthropic and investment strategies.
Toronto Foundation is the Equality Fund’s fiduciary partner and is accountable for the investment of the contribution from GAC totalling $300M CAD.
World University Service of Canada
WUSC provides due diligence, compliance, financial, and capacity-building support to the Equality Fund for its grantmaking program.