Deadline Alert: Up to $20,000 to support girls and women

Funding for women's issues

Hey Funds Fans!  Some exciting news for organizations involved in issues related to women and girls.  Check this out!

The MATCH International Women’s Fund is Canada’s only social innovation fund for women.  MATCH is unique in that they bridge feminist grassroots human rights movements and the world of social innovation. They believe women are at the forefront of innovating social change globally. They fund women’s rights organizations around the world to make lasting changes in the lives of women and girls.  Grants range from $10,000 to $20,000 CAD.  Deadline: Friday, December 6th 2013.

MATCH operates on the basic principle that women’s ideas and participation are crucial to successful development – a principle that has been honored by MATCH since their inception in 1976. For them, equal participation means ensuring that more money and resources reach the hands of women working for change in their communities.

Funding is provided under two streams; Holding Ground and Breaking Ground.  This funding is available for the purpose of:

  • Providing direct funding and support for women’s rights organizations.
  • Providing scale-up funding for women social innovators.
  • Generating and leveraging opportunities to accelerate and scale social innovations that promote equality and human rights.
  • Identifying and promoting the value of social innovation from a gendered perspective.
  • Convening and collaborating to advance systems change.

Both Holding Ground and Breaking Ground grant streams require that organizations meet these three essential criteria:

  • Are governed, directed, and led by women.
  • The primary focus is advancing women’s equality and human rights.
  • Have a demonstrated track record and community support.

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