Why a Fund for Gender Equality?

Discrimination and systemic obstacles blocking the path of women, girls and LGBTQ2S+ people are still too deep and too many. To further our values of justice, equity and the inclusion of diversity in Greater Montréal, we have to act in resolute and deliberate ways to end them.

That is why the Foundation of Greater Montréal (FGM) is proud to support the deployment of the Fund for Gender Equality, a new collaboration between Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and the Equality Fund which is supported by the Government of Canada. Thanks to this Fund, we will facilitate in 2022-2023 the distribution of $320,000 in grants across Greater Montréal. These investments targeting local community organizations will support the work and leadership of women, girls and LGBTQ2S+ people. By transferring power and resources to them, they will be able to tackle the issues that are most important to them.

Submit your application starting October 3rd

Eligible organizations will be able to submit applications between October 3rd and October 31st, 2022. Until then, go through the Applicant Guide to learn about the eligibility criteria and prepare your application! You can also check out this template appplication form to better understand the application process.

Visit CFC’s application portal

By participating in the Fund for Gender Equality, we and other community foundations are also committing to a number of other actions, including an examination of our own organizational and investment practices for women. By joining the movement powered by community foundations and the thousands of Canadians we connect with each day, we believe we can do more than just foster gender equality. We have an opportunity to begin removing the long-standing barriers to it. It is also in that spirit that the Foundation created, in 2021, the Women’s Impact Montreal Collective Fund at FGM.

To learn more about the collaboration between Community Foundations of Canada and the Equality Fund, visit CFC’s website.

The Fund for Gender Equality is supported by a collaboration between Community Foundations of Canada and the Equality Fund, with support from the Government of Canada.