11 local giving circles – find one near you


There has been phenomenal growth in giving circles in Australia recently, so here’s a handy list to help keep track.

Capital Giving (previously ACT of Women Giving)  Membership: $250, $500 or $1,000 – supporting advancing opportunities for women & girls through education or capacity building, social connection, career development, financial literacy or sport.

Impact100 Fremantle Membership: $1,000 – supporting Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing in 2017

Impact100 Melbourne  Membership: $1,000 – supporting education – promoting learning  – in 2017

Impact100 South Australia Membership: $1,000- supported positive outcomes for the youth (12 – 24 years) and/or mental health.  The 2016/2017 grant was awarded to Youth Opportunities Association SA

Impact100 Sydney  Membership: $1,000 – supported young people at risk.  The 2016 grant was awarded to Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre

Impact100 Sydney North Membership: $1,000 – supporting young people at risk in 2017

Impact100 Tasmania  Membership: $1,000 – grants open to any registered Tasmanian charity

Impact100 Western Australia Membership: $1,000 – grants across 5 focus areas – arts & culture, education, environment, family & community, health & wellness

Melbourne Womens Fund Membership: $1,000 x 3 years – grant applications by invitation, in health, education and wellbeing, benefitting women and families in greater metro Melbourne

The Channel, a giving circle Membership: $25, $50 or $100 per month – 2 circles – Haring (dgr) and Hampton (non dgr).  First grants round focussed on Brave Representations – growing representations of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and sex characteristics in Australian culture – the arts, media and beyond

Women and Change – Queensland’s first giving group.  Membership: $1,000.  2017 grant to a charitable organisation providing social welfare support to those in the community who are most disadvantaged.

So there’s no excuse, unless you are in the Northern Territory, there is a giving circle not far from you.  Check them out to join or apply for a grant.

Let us know if there are others who should be included on this list.



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#Philanthropy. #arts Posts by Sharon Nathani, PhD candidate at the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne focussing on philanthropic funders of the arts. Sharon's study is supported through an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.
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2 Responses to 11 local giving circles – find one near you

  1. There’s also PiCCA, a giving circle supporting projects overseas. See picca.org.au or Facebook ‘piccaaustralia’. Past projects include Nepal, Swaziland and Papua New Guinea; projects have just begun in Vietnam and Democratic Republic of Congo.

  2. Pingback: “Splash in the shallows” – family foundations testing the waters | ozphilanthropy

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