To mark International Women’s Day, The Foundation is proud to steward Oakville’s only Women’s Giving Collective. The Collective is a group of like-minded women from different backgrounds and with different experiences who have come together to make a big charitable impact in our community.
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Every Woman Counts, which the Women’s Giving Collective proves by bringing together a group of likeminded women who are interested in learning more about the community while giving back.
By coming together to pool their dollars and their knowledge, the members of the Women’s Giving Collective are able to increase their charitable impact. They grant their pooled dollars with the goal of supporting their chosen priorities: education issues for women, support networks and mental health.
“I understand and strongly believe in the idea of women supporting women. Through the Women’s Giving Collective, we can help women be more empowered, more strategic, and achieve a more significant impact as a group than we might alone.”
~ Natalie Jamison, founding member, Women’s Giving Collective
Their first multi-year grant recipient was Heartache2Hope, a suicide-loss support charity that received a total of $16,500 over three years. The Collective has embarked on their second multi-year grant commitment with the Halton Youth Collective to support youth transitioning out of the care of the Halton Children’s Aid Society. Learn more about the Women’s Giving Collective here.