Embark is a collective, led by activist advisors and those wanting to practice justice-centered philanthropy, who are ready to invest in community-led, gender just programming through flexible funding, and long-term amplification and support.
Led by Community Change makers fighting for social justice and gender equality.
Facilitated by CARE, expanding on its relationships with communities and local organizations built over decades of pursuing gender justice across the globe.
Resourced by Embark Collective Members who invest intellectual, social, or financial resources and join a lifelong community of philanthropists and community leaders committed to justice centered philanthropy and gender justice.
requires we focus on tackling unjust systems, not just their effects and asks us to give up power as gatekeepers making decisions of how to use resources so that community changemakers can more effectively lead social change.
Collective and community-building
Program Selection and Voting
Supporting feminist approaches and feminist leadership
Embark creates flexible grants, lasting relationships with grantees, and distributes time and skills to feminist leadership and gender justice work and organizations.
Embark leverages CARE's gender justice frameworks that knows achieving transformative change happens through addressing the structural causes as well as the symptoms of gender inequality. Change is sustained by strategies that incorporate multiple domains, both private and public spaces (at individual, household, community and societal levels).
Building confidence, self-esteem and aspirations (non-formal sphere) and knowledge, skills and capabilities (formal sphere).
Discriminatory social norms, customs, values and exclusionary practices (non-formal sphere) and laws, policies, procedures and services (formal sphere).
The power relations through which people live their lives through intimate relations and social networks (non-formal sphere) and group membership and activism, and citizen and market negotiations (formal sphere).
Together, Embark is a collective that invests time, funds, and technical support in programs that transform gender and power relations, and the structures, norms, and values that underpin them to create transformative and sustainable change. Investments in movements and feminist leadership is critical to creating more just and sustainable systems.