Silver Gummy’s mission is to reduce sexual and domestic violence through intersectional feminist education.
Harmful notions of masculinity and femininity are largely formulated in childhood. With this in mind, Silver Gummy focuses on youth whose outlook on gender is still developing. We hope to cultivate self esteem, a respect for all genders and an understanding of how to maintain healthy relationships.
We recognize that change is only possible when research institutions, community programming, schools and youth have reciprocal relationships of teaching and learning.
What’s In a Name?
Why did we choose “Silver Gummy”?
- To Be Gender Inclusive:
- Neither the colour nor the metal are viewed as masculine or feminine and we’re guessing that you don’t know what gender a gummy bear is.
- To Appeal To Youth
- We recognize the talents, abilities and potential of children and teens. We rely on them to make the world a better place, so the very least we can do is have a name that is fun and not stuffy.
- Who doesn’t love gummy bears?!?!
Who We Support
We look to fund innovative Alberta based organizations that strive to educate the community on how to reduce gender-based violence, and are willing to communicate and collaborate with other stakeholders.
Visit Our Impact page to see which organizations are making headway in this joint mission.
How We Support
We offer funding through our project based Grant application process. Our average gift is $20,000 per year for three years, but funding can increase or decrease depending on the needs of the project.
Visit our Applying for a Grant page for more information.