Investing directly, significantly and consistently into women’s rights organizations and movements To The MATCH Fund’s Friends and Supporters, Today is a big day for Canada. With the Canadian Government’s lead investment of up to $300M, the just-announced equality funding initiative will leverage the financial clout of government, private, investment and philanthropic sectors to reach women[…]
On Friday, November 17, 2017, the CEO of The MATCH Fund won a Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business.
Below is an excerpt from the winning essay Jess’ team wrote, nominating her for a Stevie Award.
Jess Tomlin never sits still–not during meetings and not when it comes to raising more money for women and girls. Unleashing millions of dollars this year alone, Jess’ energy and unique perspective on women’s rights work has changed the face of storytelling, fundraising, and Canadian philanthropy.
Before she was hired as the CEO of The MATCH Fund, the organization narrowly escaped closing its doors for good. A visionary, Jess saw Canada’s need for a dedicated fund for marginalized women outside of Canada’s borders. From her experience in Zambia, Jordan, and Syria, Jess knew that these women, though they often receive the least amount of support, are poised to make the greatest change in their communities. While many Canadian non-profits support women, not a single other organization puts women’s ideas and innovations at the very centre of the work.
By: Jess Tomlin As I prepare to speak in Manitoba this week, Winnipeg’s Nellie McClung is on my mind: Nellie McClung of the “famous five,” who fought for the radical idea that women are people—people who deserve to vote and people who deserve to be law-makers. Upon the release of the film Suffragette this month,[…]
We didn’t have to look very far to find our theme for this year’s annual report. Throughout 2015, we have seen countless examples of bravery for women’s rights around the world. Our partners have stood up against the most severe forms of adversity. In Georgia, they have exposed deeply entrenched homophobia. In Egypt, they are[…]
This week marks one year since we launched The MATCH International Women’s Fund. And as we celebrate this historic occasion, we can’t help but think back to all that has happened since then. So much can change over the course of a year and the last twelve months are no exception when it comes to[…]
2013/2014 was a milestone year for The MATCH International Women’s Fund – from launching Canada’s first and only international fund for women, to holding our global call for proposals, to selecting our first round of grantee partners. That’s why this year’s annual report highlights the ways in which we maximized the support of Canadians to[…]
Last week, from June 10 – 13, world leaders gathered in London, England for the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. An important international milestone, civil society members from around the world waited eagerly throughout the final day on Friday for news worthy of the summit’s #TimeToAct Twitter hashtag. And while the event[…]
The MATCH International Women’s Fund is a grant-making organization that directly supports women’s rights organizations in the global South to make lasting changes in the lives of women and girls. We support projects that dismantle barriers, challenge perceptions, and change the world for women. Learn more about The MATCH Fund in our new video and[…]
Creative. Fierce. Determined. These are the words that come to mind when we think of the brave and tenacious women who raised us. But have you ever considered how they are also words that describe great innovators and ground-breakers? It is no coincidence the two overlap. For decades, our mothers, sisters and daughters have been[…]
Please note the deadline to submit has now passed. The MATCH International Women’s Fund is seeking four dynamic individuals to join our Board of Directors. The MATCH Fund is the only Canadian organization exclusively dedicated to providing resources to women’s rights organizations in the global South that are Holding Ground and Breaking Ground in their[…]