Illuminating Impact: Why Gender Matters for Funders in Any Issue Area

Apr 30, 2024
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In 2021, The Bridgespan Group partnered with Shake the Table to investigate how funders could better support feminist movements. The resulting report, Lighting the Way: A Report for Philanthropy on the Power and Promise of Feminist Movements, helped funders understand why and how to channel philanthropic dollars into feminist movements. These powerhouses for social change remain a huge and largely untapped opportunity for philanthropy.With this report, they expand our scope to share practices that can help any funder in any field increasingly consider gender in their grantmaking. Gender-focused work is not just for "gender funders." It's for climate funders, education funders, health funders—any funder seeking to speed progress on the issues they care most about.