Projects

Connecting funders to impactful projects that benefit women and girls across a range of social issues.

We are delighted to present this Online Project Showcase, in an effort to connect our growing community of philanthropic funders to the many wonderful organisations whose projects target women and girls and deliver greater gender equality.

This is a curated bank of projects that support women and girls across a range of social issues, locally and internationally. Whether your passion is education, the arts, safety from violence, medical research or the environment, inter alia, we can suggest a project to drive impact and advance gender equality by investing in women and girls.

Featured Projects
Motherless Daughters Australia

Understanding how we can best understand the journey of mother loss

Motherless Daughters Australia (MDA) is the only organisation in Australia solely focused on women and girls who have experienced mother loss. There are 3.7 million women and girls across Australia, and of those, 1.2 million lost their mothers when they were between the ages of 0-44 (ABS statistics). We currently have 5000+ active members engaged with MDA and in order...
Motherless Daughters Australia

Understanding how we can best understand the journey of mother loss

Motherless Daughters Australia (MDA) is the only organisation in Australia solely focused on women and girls who have experienced mother loss. There are 3.7 million women and girls across Australia, and of those, 1.2 million lost their mothers when they were between the ages of 0-44 (ABS statistics). We currently...
Women for Election Australia

Train 2000 women to run for office by 2022

Women For Election Australia's most pressing goal is to empower 2000 women to stand for public office by 2022. The torrid news coming from Canberra relating to sexual harassment/assault/bullying/misogyny has seen an unprecedented number of women sign up to our programs. We now have a waiting list we're having trouble servicing.
Women for Election Australia

Train 2000 women to run for office by 2022

Women For Election Australia's most pressing goal is to empower 2000 women to stand for public office by 2022. The torrid news coming from Canberra relating to sexual harassment/assault/bullying/misogyny has seen an unprecedented number of women sign up to our programs. We now have a waiting list we're having trouble servicing.
Stars Foundation

Education support for First Nations girls

A good education can lay the foundation for success in life and achieving a higher level of education is one factor to help reduce Indigenous disadvantage in Australia. But many Indigenous youth face a multitude of barriers to completing their education and remain at high risk of disengaging from school. Stars Foundation provides educational mentoring and engagement programs that support...
Stars Foundation

Education support for First Nations girls

A good education can lay the foundation for success in life and achieving a higher level of education is one factor to help reduce Indigenous disadvantage in Australia. But many Indigenous youth face a multitude of barriers to completing their education and remain at high risk of disengaging from school....
Global Sisters

Back Her Brilliance: First Nation Sisters

Global Sisters exists to “Back Her Brilliance” and make business possible for all Australian women. We support women who are unemployed or under-employed to become financially independent through business.
Global Sisters

Back Her Brilliance: First Nation Sisters

Global Sisters exists to “Back Her Brilliance” and make business possible for all Australian women. We support women who are unemployed or under-employed to become financially independent through business.

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Fitted for Work

Fast tracking Women into Employment

Fitted for Work believes that every woman is entitled to economic security and we believe the best way for a women to achieve this is through employment. We know that women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, particularly regarding employment. Fitted for Work has a proven, simple and elegant formula that offers a profound return on investment.
Fitted for Work

Fast tracking Women into Employment

Fitted for Work believes that every woman is entitled to economic security and we believe the best way for a women to achieve this is through employment. We know that women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, particularly regarding employment. Fitted for Work has a proven, simple and elegant formula that offers a profound return on investment.
SisterWorks Inc.

SisterWorks Employment Pathways Program

Research commissioned by SisterWorks identified a lack of partnerships between not-for-profits and businesses as a ‘missing piece of the broader puzzle’ of migrant, refugee and asylum seeker employment. To bridge these gaps, SisterWorks is implementing a dedicated partnerships and careers...
SisterWorks Inc.

SisterWorks Employment Pathways Program

Research commissioned by SisterWorks identified a lack of partnerships between not-for-profits and businesses as a ‘missing piece of the broader puzzle’ of migrant, refugee and asylum seeker employment. To bridge these gaps, SisterWorks is implementing a dedicated partnerships and careers...
Birth for Humankind

Creating connections: social and emotional support during pregnancy for women experiencing family violence and homelessness

Over 12 months, we will provide doula support and childbirth education for 50 women experiencing homelessness and family violence (FV), during pregnancy, birth and early parenting. The project will improve birth and early parenting experiences and longer-term health and wellbeing outcomes for those least able to access quality, continuous care in Melbourne.
Birth for Humankind

Creating connections: social and emotional support during pregnancy for women experiencing family violence and homelessness

Over 12 months, we will provide doula support and childbirth education for 50 women experiencing homelessness and family violence (FV), during pregnancy, birth and early parenting. The project will improve birth and early parenting experiences and longer-term health and wellbeing outcomes for those least able to access quality, continuous care in Melbourne.
Launch Housing

Families Supportive Housing

The problem: homelessness and family violence is increasing for women and children. The number of women and children seeking assistance from specialist homelessness agencies has increased by an average of 9% every year since 2013-14 (AIHW 2019). Women experiencing family...
Launch Housing

Families Supportive Housing

The problem: homelessness and family violence is increasing for women and children. The number of women and children seeking assistance from specialist homelessness agencies has increased by an average of 9% every year since 2013-14 (AIHW 2019). Women experiencing family...
McAuley Community Services for Women

Working Toward a Future where Woman and Children can be Safe at Home

McAuley wants to assist women and children who have experienced family violence to remain in their home or community, as safely as possible. Our research shows that the drift into homelessness after family violence can be prevented by a changed...
McAuley Community Services for Women

Working Toward a Future where Woman and Children can be Safe at Home

McAuley wants to assist women and children who have experienced family violence to remain in their home or community, as safely as possible. Our research shows that the drift into homelessness after family violence can be prevented by a changed...
The Social Outfit

Thrive Through Employment

Each year up to 16 young refugee, asylum seeker and new migrant women will be engaged in The Social Outfit’s Retail Training Program. Recruited via our partner networks of settlement agencies, suitable trainee candidates are offered 3-months paid work-experience, one day per week, in retail customer service at The Social Outfit's clothing store in Newtown.
The Social Outfit

Thrive Through Employment

Each year up to 16 young refugee, asylum seeker and new migrant women will be engaged in The Social Outfit’s Retail Training Program. Recruited via our partner networks of settlement agencies, suitable trainee candidates are offered 3-months paid work-experience, one day per week, in retail customer service at The Social Outfit's clothing store in Newtown.
YWCA Australia

Pathways to Independence (End Older Women's Homelessness)

Pathways to Independence is a unique program helping older women to access safe homes. We focus on empowering them with a wide range of client-centred supports. Our Pathways to Independence service supports unaccompanied women over the age of 50. Its focus is on helping those experiencing homelessness or unstable or unsafe accommodation. This targeted, flexible outreach program aids each woman to return to independent living in a place of safety.
YWCA Australia

Pathways to Independence (End Older Women's Homelessness)

Pathways to Independence is a unique program helping older women to access safe homes. We focus on empowering them with a wide range of client-centred supports. Our Pathways to Independence service supports unaccompanied women over the age of 50. Its focus is on helping those experiencing homelessness or unstable or unsafe accommodation. This targeted, flexible outreach program aids each woman to return to independent living in a place of safety.
The Marmalade Foundation (operates Lou's Place)

A NEW Lou's Place

At Lou’s Place, we see firsthand how the economic impacts of COVID-19 are disproportionately affecting women, trapping them in situations of violence and abuse due to financial dependence, unemployment, a lack of affordable accommodation and lessened means to escape their abusers. Refuges and professional support are more essential than ever in empowering women to rebuild their lives.
The Marmalade Foundation (operates Lou's Place)

A NEW Lou's Place

At Lou’s Place, we see firsthand how the economic impacts of COVID-19 are disproportionately affecting women, trapping them in situations of violence and abuse due to financial dependence, unemployment, a lack of affordable accommodation and lessened means to escape their abusers. Refuges and professional support are more essential than ever in empowering women to rebuild their lives.

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If you have a project that invest in, or benefit women and girls and advance gender equality, we would love to hear from you. Please register and we will review your submission.