The Community Foundation of PEI announces $120,000 in grants to local organizations at the heart of the women’s movement
The Community Foundation of PEI is proud to announce $120,000 to support organizations and projects at the heart of the women’s movement, whose core activities, leadership, mission, and vision are committed to advancing gender equality. Each project will receive $40,000. The organizations and projects include:
• The College of Piping in partnership with the East Prince Women’s Information Centre will deliver the Save the Day project to empower gender equality by helping women and gender diverse individuals gain the skills to be the change they want to see in their community.
• Girl Guides of Canada, New Brunswick/PEI Provincial Office in partnership with S.T.E.A.M. Ltd will deliver the Guides Building S.T.E.A.M. Project to bring science, technology, engineering, art and math events to girls and individuals identifying as female and two-spirited to build interest and engagement in careers where women are traditionally underrepresented.
• PEI Family Violence Prevention Services in partnership with Justice Options for Women will deliver the Strengthening Circles of Safety and Support project which will enhance the training, development and staff capacity of the current Circles of Safety and Support program.
The Fund for Gender Equality, is a collaboration between Community Foundations of Canada and the Equality Fund which is supported by the Government of Canada. From 2021-2022, 21 community foundations across the country will be granting $3.5M to women and gender-diverse led and serving organizations.
Women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and we believe that as we plan for recovery, it must be a feminist recovery. To create communities of true belonging, we need to advance gender equality across the country. Only 1% of global gender-focused granting goes to women-led organizations. We’re changing that.
By participating in the Fund for Gender Equality, we are joining other participating foundations who are committed to changing philanthropy from the inside out. We, along with our cohort of 21 community foundations working through the Fund, will be prioritizing feminist practices and policies in our organizations. Collectively, we are contributing an additional $3.4M of our capital funds to gender-lens investments.
To learn more about the national Fund, click here: https://communityfoundations.ca/initiatives/national-efforts-to-advance-gender-equality/