Sydney Women's Fund


Sydney Women's Fund | Creating opportunities for women & girls to thrive









Who are Sydney Women's Fund?

Established in 2006, we are a circle of Sydney leaders who have come together to use our profile, ideas, skills and resources to inspire and support local women and girls.  

Our Patrons are Lucy Brogden and former SCF Chair, Wendy McCarthy AO. Our founding donor was successful business woman Julia Ross. 

We continue to inspire giving. In 2014 Deanne Weir of the Weir-Anderson Foundation pledged $500,000 over 5 years enabling our programs in Western Sydney to continue helping women and girls in need.

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Ways to join:

  1. Get the good news to your inbox of our upcoming events, projects and all round celebrations

  2. Make a donation and support our 2018 Sydney Women's Fund priority projects

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Why focus on Women and Girls?

Research has shown, when women and girls earn an income, they reinvest 90% into their families compared to 30-40% from men.*

Education for women and girls is full of positives; from better health and increased confidence; new friendships and earning power. 

Our work has shown women and girls earning an income is key to transforming families and the wider community. 

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What we do for Women and Girls

We fundraise, grant and advocate to improve the lives of all women and girls.

  • We make grants to Sydney women's charities who provide access to education and skills, employment, mentoring and social enterprise development.

  • We give women and girls opportunities to build safe and independent lives through charitable organisations in Sydney. 

  • We support advocacy to stop violence against women and support women to rebuild lives after violence. 

In these ways we help families and communities to grow stronger.

We have already achieved success for many women and girls, breaking the cycle of intergenerational unemployment and in turn contributing to stronger family life, creating stronger, more connected communities.

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