About the Network
Click here for a brief video introducing the Australian Women Donors Network
A world where women and girls are seen, heard and valued
Who We Are
We are an education-focussed not-for-profit organisation that advocates for gender-sensitive practice within the social investment and grant-making sector. We also advocate for a greater investment in women and girls. Both strategies are proven models for creating more effective social investments and outcomes, which ultimately creates a more equitable society for all. Established in 2009, our growing Network consists of social investors and grant-makers who value these principles and practices, as well as supporters from government, corporate and community sectors.
What We Do
We present the facts about women’s disadvantage and the effectiveness of funding women and girls while also raising the profile of women’s funds and projects which empower women. We do not raise funds nor give grants, we catalyse funding for and investment in women and girls.
What We Believe
We support and participate in the shift in global consciousness that recognises the importance of allowing women and men to equally create and contribute to positive social change within their communities. We believe that by acknowledging the socially-constructed differences between women/girls and men/boys, and using gender analysis as a tool for intelligent inquiry, that all projects and social investments can lead to more equitable and long-lasting outcomes for all.
What We Value
Our mission is grounded in what we value:
Introducing Australian Women Donors Network
Click here for a downloadable PDF introducing the Australian Women Donors Network and why gender is important in Philanthropy.