Canadian Women’s Foundation

Are you a registered charity or a qualified doneelooking to develop or scale a social finance initiative?


We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Women’s Foundation is currently accepting proposals for our third and last funding cycle of the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) untilFriday, October 2, 2020 at 11:59pm PST.


Through a two-stage online process, organizations will first submit one brief Letter of Intent (LOI) by answering questions about their organization and social purpose project. LOI applicants selected for the second stage will be notified on October 19, 2020 and invited to submit a Full Application by November 6, 2020 at 11:59pm PST


Through the IRP, the Foundation aims to boost women’s sector participation in the social innovation and social finance ecosystems, with investments up to $50,000.


If you are an incorporated/unincorporated for-profit, incorporated/unincorporated non-profit, or a different institution, you can apply for funding in partnership with a registered charity or a qualified donee. For more information about the eligibility criteria and the application, visit our website here.


Are you interested in applying and looking to receive some tips on your application? Sign up for our upcoming information session on September 21 at 2:30pm EDT here.


For a list of IRP investments from Cycle 1 and 2, click here.


Don’t meet our eligibility criteria? The Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is also currently accepting proposals for investments up to $100,000 until October 9, 2020.


If you have any questions, please contact our team at