Melbourne Women's Fund

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About our giving circle

We are a Giving Circle that brings together members’ financial, intellectual, professional and personal resources to support non-profit organisations in Melbourne that deal with issues undermining the quality of life and futures of women and their families.

Our Mission: To enable our members to be part of informed, democratised giving where their power is amplified through the collective benefit they provide to vulnerable women and families in Melbourne

* Next Gen (18-30 year olds) - $500 donation to join
* Lifetime - $25,000

Donations for Standard Members ($1,000) and Next Gen Members ($500) comprise our annual grants pool. Donations by Life Members ($25,000) go into our endowment fund to support vulnerable women and families in Melbourne in perpetuity.

Educational events for our members on our focus areas and on philanthropy overall; member leadership development opportunities through participation in MWF management; career networking opportunities for members; finalist pitch coaching; webinar support in grant preparation for not-for-profits interested in submitting an application; ongoing availability to assist with grant preparation; ongoing social media support for all finalists regardless of whether or not they win a grant; and, overall encouragement of our members to provide pro bono skills and financial support to our not-for-profit finalists.
$707,000
Total Raised
130
Total Donors
$1,000
Avg. Donation

Previously supported

A
Margaret Tucker Hostel for Young Aboriginal Women
$80,000 raised
A
Housing for the Aged Action Group
$35,000 raised
A
Lighthouse Foundation
$80,000 raised
A
Justice Connect
$75,000 raised
A
HerSpace
$100,000 raised
A
Safe Futures
$30,000 raised
A
Women and Mentoring
$60,000 raised

Network Affiliation

Philanos is the largest collective giving network for women’s giving circles and other collective giving groups with more than 70 affiliates and 17,500 women involved in one or more circles.

Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Focus Areas Children & Family, Girls & Women

Membership Focus Young Professionals and Adults and Seniors Women in Melbourne Metropolitan area

Founded July 2014

Typical grant size $120,000

Contact christine.darcas@melbournewomensfund.org

About our giving circle

We are a Giving Circle that brings together members’ financial, intellectual, professional and personal resources to support non-profit organisations in Melbourne that deal with issues undermining the quality of life and futures of women and their families.

Our Mission: To enable our members to be part of informed, democratised giving where their power is amplified through the collective benefit they provide to vulnerable women and families in Melbourne

* Next Gen (18-30 year olds) - $500 donation to join
* Lifetime - $25,000

Donations for Standard Members ($1,000) and Next Gen Members ($500) comprise our annual grants pool. Donations by Life Members ($25,000) go into our endowment fund to support vulnerable women and families in Melbourne in perpetuity.

Educational events for our members on our focus areas and on philanthropy overall; member leadership development opportunities through participation in MWF management; career networking opportunities for members; finalist pitch coaching; webinar support in grant preparation for not-for-profits interested in submitting an application; ongoing availability to assist with grant preparation; ongoing social media support for all finalists regardless of whether or not they win a grant; and, overall encouragement of our members to provide pro bono skills and financial support to our not-for-profit finalists.
$707,000
Total Raised
130
Total Donors
$1,000
Avg. Donation

Previously supported

A
Margaret Tucker Hostel for Young Aboriginal Women
$80,000 raised
A
Housing for the Aged Action Group
$35,000 raised
A
Lighthouse Foundation
$80,000 raised
A
Justice Connect
$75,000 raised
A
HerSpace
$100,000 raised
A
Safe Futures
$30,000 raised
A
Women and Mentoring
$60,000 raised

Network Affiliation

Philanos is the largest collective giving network for women’s giving circles and other collective giving groups with more than 70 affiliates and 17,500 women involved in one or more circles.

Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Focus Areas Children & Family, Girls & Women

Membership Focus Young Professionals and Adults and Seniors Women in Melbourne Metropolitan area

Founded July 2014

Typical grant size $120,000

Contact christine.darcas@melbournewomensfund.org