The following philanthropic organisations have been generous in supporting Melbourne Women’s Fund – A Giving Circle, by providing advice, staff time, meeting venues and more. We are very thankful to have received such a welcome into Melbourne’s philanthropic community.
The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation is a leading philanthropic organisation and the largest community foundation in Australia. In 2014 they celebrated their 90th anniversary. LMCF inspires philanthropy by bringing people, ideas and funding together to achieve positive social change.
Philanthropy Australia leads an innovative, growing, and influential and high performing sector in Australia. It is the national peak body for philanthropy, with a membership consisting of trusts and foundations, businesses, families and individuals who want to make a difference through their own philanthropy and to encourage others to become philanthropists.
Australian Women Donors Network is an education-focussed not-for-profit organisation that advocates for gender-sensitive practice within the social investment and grant-making sector. They also advocate for a greater investment in women and girls.
Perpetual have been an outstanding supporter of Melbourne Women’s Fund since we launched the giving circle. They have generously hosted several “In Conversation” events for our members and guests with expert speakers such as Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO CBE (courtesy of The Princes Trust Australia) and Dr Elizabeth Branigan (Swinburne University).
In 2017 they hosted MWF’s Grants Information Evening and were also the Gold Sponsor for Melbourne Women’s Fund 2017 Forum event: “Women’s Economic Empowerment: realities and Challenges for the Future”, which was held at Deakin Downtown in October 2017.
Deakin University’s great support of Melbourne Women’s Fund has included hosting our “Leading and Learning: Working on Wicked Problems” event held in March 2016 at their CBD location. This was followed by generously acting as our Event Partner for Melbourne Women’s Fund 2017 Forum for the 120 attendees, held at their beautiful Deakin Downtown facilities at Collins Square, Docklands.
CBRE is honoured to have a strategic partnership with Melbourne Women’s Fund. We are excited by the opportunity to collaborate and cultivate innovative ideas with a diverse group of community minded professionsals, all working together to solve challenges faced by disadvantaged women and their families in our community.
CBRE generously hosted Melbourne Women’s Fund’s 3rd Annual Grant Awards Event, “Empowering Futures” in July 2017. The Signature Grant finalists presented to MWF members were: Justice Connect, PerCapita and Sisterworks.
The Nurturing Grant finalists were; Banksia Gardens Community Services, Fitted for Work and St Kilda Gatehouse.
The company is also kindly hosting MWF’s Executive Committee meetings, providing us with a regular venue for our leadership team.
Hall & Wilcox have kindly supported two Melbourne Women’s Fund events. The company hosted “In Conversation with Professor Jane Fisher” which was held in October 2016 for 60 members and guests. This was followed in 2017 by a Bronze Sponsorship of Melbourne Women’s Fund Forum event at Deakin Downtown.
2017 Forum Event
We wish to thank Tobin Brothers Funerals and the Victorian Women’s Trust for their Bronze Sponsorship support of our 2017 Forum event.