Our Supporters

Supporting Organisations

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.

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.


Event Supporters

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, 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 and 4th Annual Grant Awards Event, “Empowering Futures”.

The company is also kindly hosting MWF’s Executive Committee meetings, providing us with a regular venue for our leadership team.

Hall & Wilcox have very kindly supported four Melbourne Women’s Fund events. The first function was “In Conversation with Professor Jane Fisher” held in October 2016. This was followed  by a Bronze Sponsorship of Melbourne Women’s Fund Forum event held in October 2017. They have also supported two Grants Information Evenings in their offices, in May 2018 and again in May 2019. We appreciate their ongoing support of women’s philanthropy.

Johnson Recruitment kindly hosted our 2019 Summer Morning Tea with 80 guests in attendance and guest speaker – Ms Julie Reilly, CEO  Australian Women Donors Network.

Evans and Partners will be our host at the next Conversation event we hold in April 2019, with guest speaker Mr Krystian Seibert from Swinburne University of Technology speaking on “Using Money as Medicine – Philanthropy’s role as a Force for Social Justice”.


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.

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