The WeirAnderson Foundation has had a long association with IWDA and has committed $500k over five years with four $100k instalments provided to date.
The Award recognises the impact achieved by IWDA through the power of The WeirAnderson Foundation’s:
Two significant achievements in particular underpin this award;
WARA Cares is part super-fund, part insurance fund and part education fund. From young girls who can’t afford schooling to retired women struggling to survive without a pension, WARA Cares plugs the gaps that mainstream services miss. With support from IWDA, this initiative has secured DFAT funding to establish the fund and the focus is now on recruiting annual contributions from WARA members to build the fund.
* The WeirAnderson Foundation applies a gender lens to all funding decisions, has funded many women’s organisations and projects, and is a current funder of the Australian Women Donors Network which Deanne Weir chaired from 2016 to 2017.
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