At Global Greengrants Fund, Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds and Wallace Global Fund, we are celebrating the release of a landmark report, undertaken in partnership with the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action. Our Voices, Our Environment is a resounding call to action for women and the environment, asking that funders capitalize on a moment of significant opportunity and great urgency to ensure a healthy planet for all.
The study shows that women are at the forefront of environmental action locally and globally. Funders are providing more than $100 million each year to support the intersection of women and the environment. This funding is resulting in impact, creating a win-win situation for funders of the environment and human rights.
Despite this good news, a huge gap remains: less than 0.1% of foundation grants and 0.2% of foundation dollars are supporting the nexus of women and the environment, which creates a vast opportunity for funders large and small.
Today, we ask you to join us in a conversation about the opportunity to invest in women and the environment. As a start, please:
2) Share the report with your networks and on social media.
3) Be part of an ongoing dialogue about women and the environment. Contact Ursula Miniszewski, firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more.