When your client gives to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, it’s like investing in a mutual fund for women and girls. Our areas of work — violence, poverty, girls’ empowerment and leadership — have been chosen to address the most serious economic and social impediments to gender equality in Canada. We identify the most effective solutions to these problems by consulting with grassroots leaders and academic experts.
We use trained volunteers to scrutinize grant proposals, visit organizations that apply for funding, ask a lot of questions, and advise us on which programs to fund. Once we have selected the best programs to fund, we conduct ongoing monitoring, and evaluate the results.