The Gender Fund, a $1 billion pooled fund organized by Co-Impact, has opened applications. The Fund is looking to support systems and institutional change initiatives to advance gender equality and promote women’s leadership across the Global South.
‘We are really excited about this open call and recognize the critical role that women’s rights organizations and feminist movements play in advancing gender equality. I believe that together, we can move towards the common goal of making systems just and inclusive for women and girls to rise to and thrive in leadership positions at all levels,’ said Olivia Leland, Founder and CEO of Co-Impact.
Co-Impact’s grants will aim to support and nurture initiatives that focus on systems change and institutional change. The funder will also seek out grantees that are deeply rooted in the Global South. One hundred per cent of the grants will go to Global South and locally-rooted organizations and at least 75 per cent of the grants will be to women-led organizations.
For this round of grant applications, Co-Impact is seeking to support initiatives that focus their work in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru.
Co-Impact will award grants ranging from $1 million to $20 million, allocated over a 3-to-6-year period, depending on the grant type.