The Work We Fund

Funded projects
Men's Health Partners
We work closely with our global men's health partners to ensure collaboration, transparency and accountability for every project we fund. We monitor this through report cards which detail what we seek to achieve, key measures and the impact.
Prostate Cancer
"Together with the brightest minds in research, we aim to achieve significant breakthroughs in the hope of beating prostate cancer. Our disruptive funding approach identifies revolutionary ways to accelerate health outcomes by creating strong, global collaborative teams." Dr. Colleen Nelson, Global Scientific Chair.
Men's Health
"One Mo can help change the face of men’s health through the powerful conversations created globally during Movember. Men have the chance to confidently discuss men’s health with people around them, resulting in men taking action early, helping change and save lives." Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs
Mental health and suicide prevention
“The number of men taking their own lives around the world is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Movember is working to ensure all men and boys look after their mental health and are comfortable to seek help when they’re struggling.”
Brendan Maher, Global Director, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
Testicular Cancer
“Despite being the 2nd most common cancer in young men, testicular cancer is often a forgotten cancer due to early detection and treatment. Our projects look at underinvested areas such as improving access to healthcare services and treatment options for relapse” Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs.

Canadian Men's Health & Wellbeing Innovation Challenge

Movember Funding to Date

CAD 1,923,149

What we seek to achieve

To support the implementation of outside the box proof of concept ideas that disrupt long held assumptions/myths about men and their health which will encourage doing things differently and ultimately lead to improved health outcomes.

Implemented by
Movember Foundation
Project start date
November 2014
Project Status
Project Complete

About the project

In May 2014 the Movember Foundation combined start up business and social entrepreneurship principles to engage individuals outside the health services community in a fun way that would create awareness of positive elements of masculinity and encourage disruptive approaches to engaging men in their health.

These proof of concept projects are to be carried out over a two year period with a goal of determining whether the idea works, in terms of changing men’s health behaviours, and has the potential to scale-up across a larger group of men.  This initiative had a two-step selection process: Step 1 involved the submission of a one page Innovation Statement and Step 2 involved an invitation to pitch an idea to the review panel.

An internationally recognized gender expert chaired a panel of five other members with diverse backgrounds including entrepreneurship, social innovation, mental health and sport psychology, who reviewed all pitch submissions. 

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