A gender justice collective committed to redefining philanthropy

Today, we live in a world of abundance, where great advancements in technology and economies have created unprecedented levels of quality and standards of life for millions. However, growth and progress remain inequitable – benefiting a small group of people while in many instances excluding and exploiting others. We know that creating a just world requires more than money, it requires an essential shift in how power is shared and leveraged.

Embark aims to harness the power of collaboration, to support ideas and innovations led by the people closest to the problems, to ensure people of all genders can live a life of dignity, possibility, and power.

Embark members have the opportunity to be part of a unique collective of philanthropists and change-makers committed to advancing gender justice globally through justice-centered philanthropy and the sharing of power. This collective will support ideas aimed to fundamentally alter the components and structures of unjust systems. We will EMBARK on a reflective, transformative journey as a collective in solidarity with those who are fighting for social justice and gender equality across the globe.

Together, we:

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Invest in gender justice

Work with CARE to amplify the most transformational initiatives and leaders, and work with them to transform gender and power relations, the structures, norms, and values that create bold social change.

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Solve problems in proximity

The most innovative, sustainable and effective solutions come from proximity to the problems we are trying to solve. Instead of creating solutions ourselves, we center the people impacted by problems of poverty and oppression as the primary change makers. We bring to bear CARE’s 70+ years in over 93 countries to facilitate a design process that centers primary change makers.

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Reframe philanthropy

We believe philanthropy can be reframed to center justice instead of charity. We know the most entrenched problems we face cannot be solved by giving to initiatives “elsewhere” but by working in solidarity to change behavior, mobilize communities and transform structures and policies.