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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.