Despite tremendous needs, organizations for women and girls receive little funding – less than 2% of all philanthropic giving according to a recent estimate. In response, the Foundation of Greater Montréal is proud to support this giving initiative.

Click on the following links to read the press release and learn more about the recipient organizations of the WIM Fund’s first grants, which were allocated in March 2022.

Vital Signs 2022 : the women and girls of Greater Montréal

This edition of Vital Signs is an overview of the situation of women and girls in Greater Montreal, which focuses on violence committed against them, their mental health, as well as their employment conditions and workplace integration. It also deals with the particular situations experienced by LGBTQ2S+ people, Indigenous, immigrant and racialized women, female youths and adolescents, senior and single-parent women, and those living with a disability or experiencing homelessness.

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The Women’s Impact Montréal Collective Fund (WIM)

Join the Women’s Impact Montréal Collective Fund and you can help :

  • Mobilize the collective power of philanthropy in order to address the myriad issues that threaten the well-being of women and girls in Greater Montreal.
  • Educate a greater number of people on the challenges facing girls and women in our community, and the organizations that are addressing these issues.
  • Impact organizations that offer transformative and lasting solutions to the problems faced by women and girls in Montreal.
  • Involve new audiences in the valuable work of philanthropy.

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Why join the Women’s Impact Montreal Collective Fund?

Becoming a member is about more than writing a cheque. You will join a collective of people with a common purpose who are committed to making a difference for women and girls in Greater Montreal. You will play a role in building an important new source of positive change in our city, and have a voice in deciding how funds are distributed. Each year, you will get the chance to see firsthand the impacts of your philanthropy.

How to immediately get involved?

  • Become a member of the Fund, through an annual gift of $1,500 – $1,000 for members below 40 years of age – and pledge your support for three years.
  • Make a one-time donation to the Fund and help increase its philanthropic impact.
  • Help us spread the word about the WIM Collective Fund in your network to have an even larger impact!

Join a group of women leaders, determined to have a positive and sustainable impact:

  • Deborah Shannon Trudeau, Chair of the WIM Collective Fund Advisory Committee
  • Christiane Bergevin, member of the Committee
  • Mary-Anne Carignan, member of the Committee
  • Dominique Décarie, member of the Committee
  • Mina Farinacci, member of the Committee
  • Kathy Fazel, member of the Committee
  • Fiona Macfarlane, member of the Committee
  • Monette Malewski, member of the Committee
  • Sandra Rabrun, member of the Committee
  • Alana Singer, member of the Committee
  • Sylvie Trottier, member of the Committee
  • as well as every other member of the WIM Collective Fund!

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Watch the WIM Fund launch:

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