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Established in perpetuity, the MWF Endowment Fund is a Charitable Fund Account, and is administered by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation to support our charitable causes over the long term.

The aim of the endowment fund is to build a corpus, so that interest earned (income) can be distributed as grants to support the mission of the Melbourne Women’s Fund. By making donations to the endowment fund, donors can contribute to the vision of Melbourne Women’s Fund in perpetuity.

Every year MWF is required to make a 4% distribution from this account. To date it has been used to reinforce our granting levels so we can achieve greater impact with our funding. Given that sector experts are expecting giving levels to continue decreasing in COVID-19’s wake, the healthy growth of our corpus will be even more important in generating revenue to supplement our grant-making in the foreseeable future.

You may support the MWF Endowment Fund by becoming a Life Member, or by making a one-off or regular donation.

Life Membership

To become a MWF Life Member, donors make a one-time generous donation of $25,000 into the MWF Endowment fund. 

This donation provides membership benefits for life. 

Some members join as Life Members from the start of their membership, while others choose to become Life Members after several years as annual members.


One-Off or Regular Donations

Supporting MWF’s Endowment Fund can positively affect women and their families beyond your lifetime. Your donation increases our granting potential and impact. 

One-off or regular donations to the endowment fund do not enable voting rights for our grant awards.

Donations to the MWF Endowment Fund are open to all, not just members.

Melbourne Women’s Fund is a Charitable Fund Account of Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

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