Women & Change (Queensland)

Women & Change, Queensland’s first Giving Circle, was initiated by a group of Brisbane women who are all passionate about helping people and causes in the greatest need.

Launched aunched in May 2014, it is established on the following core values:

  • Increase the capacity of women interested in philanthropy through peer support and collective giving.
  • Encourage wide donor participation and inspire philanthropy.
  • Support Queensland based organisations capable of delivering social change.
  • Facilitate high impact grant-making.

In 2014 Women & Change attracted 53 members who each donated $1000. The sum total of all grants will be distributed in the form of one grant to the nominated charity following our voting event in November. Charitable organisations have been invited to submit applications, which were then assessed and shortlisted. Information from each organisation on the final shortlist will be sent to members, and a voting process will determine the successful organisation to receive the grant.

Membership is open to any woman, and every member receives one vote in the grant process.

We want women from different age groups, with varying levels of giving capacity and experience, from different backgrounds, professions and cultures, to be part of Women & Change, to pool our resources, to learn about philanthropy and our community and to collectively give gifts that are big enough to make a real difference to those who are in greatest need in Queensland.

More information

Fiona Maxwell, Committee Chair

Phone: +61 7 3103 2652
Email: info@womenandchange.com.au

Facebook page: http://facebook.com/womenandchange


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