Monthly Update: April 2018
On May 22, 2018, the group is co-sponsoring a program titled Tipping Points: Philanthropy’s Role in Changing the Narrative Power exploring the roles philanthropy plays in supporting or hindering gender and racial equity. The group is also developing a program examining trans-focused funding strategies and another focused on women in advocacy, organized around the themes of community organizing and activism.
The steering committee’s next meeting will be held on May 9, 2018, at Philanthropy New York.
For additional details or information regarding the Funders for Gender Equity Steering Committee, please contact Jo Christine Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examine Organizational Blind Spots With This New Gender Lens Tool!
Applying a gender lens to your grantmaking highlights the gaps and trends that would otherwise be invisible if you didn’t employ it. With a gender analysis, grantmakers can avoid supporting “gender blind” policies or programs that unintentionally discriminate based on gender roles. Without this lens, funders can fail to recognize the disproportionate affect that a range of issues have on women and gender nonconforming people – especially those from communities of color. Instead of reinforcing gender inequality by failing to account for women, girls, and LGBTQ people’s lack of access or opportunity, funders can extend the impact of their grantmaking by using a gender lens framework to see how gender interacts with and compounds their issues – and shift funding strategies to address them.
FGE's steering committee presents the following tool for those looking to apply a gender analysis to their grantmaking practice: Starting the Conversation: Using a Gender Lens in Your Grantmaking. It is a graphical representation of how to get a deeper conversation on gender started in any foundation. (Click here to view a large printable version).
The Funders for Gender Equity Steering Committee invites any funder who wants to deepen their organization’s conversations about gender to reach out to them.