Gender-wise Philanthropy Award

The Gender-wise Philanthropy Award is for current achievements from funding initiatives that advance gender equity through direct investment in projects or organisations that support women and girls, or the integration of the gender lens. The funder can be investing in women and girls either locally or internationally.


Nominations will be assessed on the below criteria:  

  1. Specifically targets women and girls, either directly or through gender lens considerations and addresses gender inequality
  2. Demonstrates a commitment to advancing women and girls through one or more of the following:
    1. Leadership, impact, advocacy, example, strategic giving and/or best practice grantmaking or donating
  3. Demonstrates a genuine partnership approach in the design and delivery of the initiative
  4. Has been (or will be) evaluated for impact and the learnings publicised or shared to encourage other funders to apply a gender lens to their activity and decisions
  5. Specify the three things that make this a knockout nomination.

This Award is for activity occurring in the last five years (2015-2019) – this may include design, funding, outcomes and/or impact.


The Australian Philanthropy Awards are open to all members of the Australian philanthropic and broader social change community. This award recognises both the ‘funding’ organisation and the ‘doing’ organisation. You can nominate your own organisation.

The Gender-wise Philanthropy Award is presented in partnership with the Australian Women Donors Network and supported by the Michael Heine Family Foundation.

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