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Frequently Asked Questions...
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.
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:
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.
- 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.
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.
Why does 100 Women only give grants to women and girls?
100 Women has been inspired by the book, Half the Sky. Atrocities against women and girls are still occurring every day – domestic violence, forced prostitution, death in child birth and denial of education. 100 Women will enable everyday people to be involved in creating a world where all women and girls can live safely with access to health, education and economic freedom. Investment in women and girls is backed by sound evidence. Just some outcomes include:
- An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ productivity and eventual wages by 10 to 20%(1).
- Women, the main caretakers of their children, tend to reinvest on average 90% of what they earn into their families compared to a 30-40% reinvestment rate for men (2).
- Over the past four decades, the global increase in women’s education has prevented more than four million child deaths (3).
- With seven years of education, a girl marries on average four years later and has 2.2 fewer children(4).
- Educated women experience less violence, and educated girls are less likely to undergo female genital mutilation – or subject their daughters to it (5).
What does it mean to be a member?
Your donation will be pooled with that of the other members and used to make high-impact grants. Since 2021 we have raised almost $1 million. Grant recipients are collectively chosen by members and every member who has paid their donation (minimum $300 per year) will have a vote in the selection process as well as receiving other member benefits. Through 100 Women you can make a meaningful difference through collective giving.
Is my donation to 100 Women tax-deductible?
Yes. The total amount you donate is tax-deductible. Your taxable income is reduced by the amount you donate to 100 Women and other charities. You will be emailed a receipt automatically when you donate. Don’t forget to file it safely for tax time.
How do you decide who gets the grants?
We will welcome initial Expressions of Interest (EOI) from eligible organisations. A grants subcommittee that is made up of our members 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.