Gender Equity Fund

This Fund supports the following Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG Goal 5: Gender Equality SDG Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

The Gender Equity Fund is for you if you’re interested in supporting local initiatives that drive the cultural, economic, and political changes required to make gender equity a reality. The fund helps the community identify and develop solutions to gender equity issues informed by the experiences of self-identifying women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people.


What types of organizations benefit from this fund?

Your donations to the Gender Equity Fund are given to organizations such as universities, sexual assault centres, childbirth education centres, and many more.

Your gifts to a Community Action Fund help organizations thrive and make our community more vibrant for everyone.

Your gift to a CAF made between January and May will be distributed through the Victoria Foundation’s Community Grants Program. See a complete list of Community Action Fund grant recipients from 2023. Outside of this period, your gift be distributed through one of the Foundation’s other equitable granting initiatives.

In 2023, the Gender Equity Fund granted to 1 organization for a total of $386.

 

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Read the stories below to see the impact donors have on organizations in our community!

Donor Spotlight

Donors who give to the Gender Equity Fund want to help people of all genders live life to the fullest in Greater Victoria, and ensure their gifts will go to the non-profits and charities with the greatest need in helping self-identifying women, men, trans, non-binary, and other members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. They know their gift will have the farthest reach by being pooled with other gifts, then granted strategically to a variety of organizations at the same time.

Donors can trust the Victoria Foundation to put their gifts to the best possible use, based on a deep knowledge of who these organizations are, and the strong connections it’s made with community members passionate about empowering gender diversity, and helping everyone thrive.

Gender Equity Fund
Puente Theatre

Impact Spotlight

Puente Theatre is one of many organizations to recently benefit from generous gifts to the Gender Equity Fund. With a strong mission for multiculturalism and gender diversity, Director Mercedes Batiz-Benet says the theatre is a “home for under-represented voices.”

With help from donors’ gifts, Puente was able to support its mandate by creating Bridging the Gap, a playwriting residency for female and gender-diverse Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour. Select playwrights participate in a paid mentorship program, along with an intensive writing residency and read-throughs with professional actors.

“It’s amazing the Victoria Foundation has a specific fund to help bridge this situation,” says Batiz-Benet. “It’s a great step in helping the community understand this is important.”

You are welcome to speak with our team at any time to learn more about our Community Action Funds and how you can make an impact.

The Gender Equity Fund helps the community identify and develop solutions to gender equity issues informed by the experiences of self-identifying women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people.

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