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How Does it Work?

Member Donations

100% of member donations go into our annual grant fund to award multiple charities up to $50,000 AUD each.

Members Vote

As a member you have a say where the funding goes, by voting on the shortlisted grant applicants each year.

Grants are distributed

Successful applicants receive funding for initiatives that directly impact the lives of disadvantaged women and girls locally, nationally and globally.

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If you are ready to make a real difference to the lives of women and girls, there are a number of ways you can get involved with 100 Women.

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100% of your investment goes toward the 100 Women grant fund. You can make a once-off donation, or become a member for as little as $25 per month.


Our volunteers are the heart and soul of 100 Women. Whether it's organising fundraising events or liaising with members, we'd love to have you on the team!


Are you an organisation looking for ways to give back? Whether it's sponsoring a table for our gala dinner or in-kind donations of services, we'd love to chat.

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Frequently Asked Questions...

  • Who can join 100 Women as a member?

    We welcome anyone who supports the vision of 100 Women and have a diverse network of philanthropists in our community. We are gender-wise with our funding - not our membership.

  • Do you fund international projects?

    Yes we do! However the project must be funded by an Australian registered charity with Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. This is mandatory and overseas registered charities do not meet this requirement. We also do not support organisations through auspicing arrangements. However, 100 Women can support Australian based organisations who have a formal relationship with an international in-country implementing partner, as evidenced by an MoU. Grant applicants must also be:

    • Charitable organisations within the meaning of the Charities Act 2013; and
    • Have Item 1 DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status (in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).
    • Operating for at least 36 months.
    100 Women awards grants to organisations that advance the safety, health, education and economic freedom of women and girls.

  • How does Member grant voting work?

    One of the most important benefits of being a 100 Women Member is the ability to vote for the grant recipient projects that you love. How does this happen? Every year once the grant finalists are announced (generally around August/September) our members are provided detailed information on our website about the projects that have reached the final grant stage. These projects will be from a range of locations (local, national and international) and a range of focus areas (safety, education, health and financial or economic freedom). Members are then sent an email advising of the opening of the grant voting which will take place for two weeks. The member will be able to view the various projects online and make a preferential vote based on the projects they would most like to see funded, through to the project they would least like to see funded. All projects have been through two rigorous grant round workshops and reference checks by our experienced grants committee. Our grants committee believe that any and all of the projects presented to our membership community are worthy of funding, therefore the decision lies with the members. At the time of voting, 100 Women check the bank account of our grants fund and the Board will make a decision based on how many grants can be given out that year. The more members, the more funding for our grants! Not all grants will be asking for the maximum grant amount which means until grant voting closes, we do not know how many grants we will be able to fund. Once the voting round closes, the grants committee will present a final report based on the aggregated scores of our members and the Board will approve the decision. 100 Women then announce the grant recipients at the annual Gala Dinner celebration usually in October and the grant recipients will receive the funding within two weeks of the announcement.

  • How do you decide who gets the grants?

    We will welcome initial Expressions of Interest (EOI) from eligible organisations early in the year. A grants subcommittee that is made up of our members and long standing volunteers with grants/philanthropy/foreign aid background will review and evaluate these EOIs. A select number of organisations will then be invited to submit full grant applications. These are then assessed by researching and evaluating applicants in order to arrive at the finalists. We will deliver information on these finalists to each 100 Women member for review and voting. The results of the voting, are then announced at our annual Gala Dinner Celebration and the successful grant recipients will be presented with their grants and have an opportunity to speak with our members.

  • Is my charity eligible to apply for a grant?

    100 Women awards grants to organisations that advance the safety, health, education and economic freedom of women and girls. Organisations must be a fund, authority or institution:

    • which is Charitable (or would be a charity within the meaning of the Australian Charities Act 2013 (Cth) if it were not a ‘government entity’, as defined in the Act);
    • Classified with Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient Status (DGR);
    • has been operating for at least 36 months; and
    • has a total annual revenue (as last reported to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) of less than $10 million.
    If your organisation does not meet all of the above criteria, then it is unable to apply. These are mandatory requirements.
    Overseas registered charities are not eligible. We do not support auspicing* where grant funds flow through an Item 1 DGR organisation to another entity.  Grants may also be made to exempt organisations that would be charitable but for their connection with government and which are Item 1 DGRs.
    You can check whether your organisation is a Deductible Gift Recipient (Item 1) and a charity by looking it up on the Australian Business Register. Note, overseas registered charities do not meet this requirement.
    What is Auspicing?
    ‘Auspice’ means to provide support, sponsorship or guidance. From this word we get the words ‘auspicee’ being the group or person that needs support and ‘auspicor’. Auspicor is the entity that provides the support to the auspicee.
    This arrangement is commonly used in the not for profit sector to help community organisations access funding when they do not satisfy requirements of grant funding. A very typical situation is where a not-for-profit organisation does not have deductible gift recipient (DGR) status and will work with an auspicor who has DGR status to apply for certain funding. The auspicor will apply for the grant and receive the funds into their account. They will have responsibility for managing the funds and acquitting the grant however the auspicee will most likely lead on the implementation of the project/activities.
    100 Women does not support auspice arrangements in our grant round. The applicant organisation must have DGR status Item 1 and be carrying out the project/activities themselves. If you are an Australian organisation conducting overseas aid development projects under the OAGDS please contact us to confirm your details.

  • How can I network within the 100 Women community?

    Whether you are a member with 100 Women or not, we would love to welcome you into our growing community of everyday philanthropists. Here, anybody is welcome, our members are gender inclusive and come from all ages, backgrounds, cultures and religions. We hold regular events where there is great opportunities to meet other like-minded people and we are always happy to facilitate connections if you come to an event alone. In addition to regular events, we hold several webinars a year that are free for members to ensure our members based around Australia and around the world can meet other members. Finally, we encourage members to join our Facebook Members Group to learn about other events and opportunities within our community. Got questions? email us at [email protected]

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