The Gender Fund – seeks to raise and grant US $1 billion over the next decade, to accelerate progress towards gender equality and advance women’s leadership. EdelGive is delighted to be Co-impact’s partner in India, to support this incredible mission over the next ten years.
Launching later in the year, the fund will support predominantly women-led Global South organisations with the large, unrestricted, long-term, and flexible funding needed to transform systems to be more just and inclusive, advance women’s power, agency and leadership at all levels, and shift harmful gender norms that prevent progress.
The ambition of the fund, is that in 10 years:
- More than 100 million people will have better healthcare, quality education, and opportunities to work and thrive, regardless of gender, ethnicity, caste, or race.
- There will be more women leading at all levels, from the household and community, to institutions and government, influencing decisions that affect their communities and society as a whole.
- Perceptions and norms about women’s roles will be challenged and shifted.
The initial group of philanthropists and foundations who are coming together to make this possible include: the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation, MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett, Melinda French Gates, The Rockefeller Foundation, Roshni Nadar Malhotra, and Thankyou Charitable Trust.
Co-Impact will be working in partnership with EdelGive in India, to bring together a group of philanthropists from the country, and with Tsitsi Masiyiwa of the African Philanthropy Forum, on a similar model to support this work in Africa.
We continue to invite and welcome other funders to join us, as we make our way towards the official launch later this year.
Please read the full statement to know more about the Gender Fund, and learn more about our work and opportunities to collaborate.