Philanthropic giving circle 100 Women has reached a major milestone in 2022: raising more than $1 million in grant funding through collective giving since its inception in 2014.
Recognised as one of Australia’s most accessible giving circles – with members contributing from $25 per month – 100 Women has funded 29 grassroots initiatives to support and empower disadvantaged women and girls through four focus areas: health, education, safety and economic opportunity.
100 Women Co-Founder Alicia Curtis said reaching the $1 million milestone was a moment to pause and reflect on the direct and positive impact 100 Women has made on the lives of almost 16,000 women and girls in Australia and around the world, in addition to the ripple effect on families, local businesses and communities.
This is an incredible milestone for 100 Women and hopefully the first of many more millions to come. It’s powerful to see what can be achieved when people join together to create the world and the change we want”.Alicia Curtis
Earlier this year 100 Women secured a national brand partnership with Ostelin, Australia’s leading bone health brand.
The purpose-led partnership helped 100 Women achieve its $1 million goal earlier than expected with Ostelin matching members’ donations up to $90,000 in 2022.
Today, 100 Women have announced seven finalists for the 2022 grant round. The 2022 grant recipients were shortlisted from a competitive field of more than 100 applications from international, national and local organisations.
100 Women members will now vote on which of the seven finalists they would like funded.
100 Women will award the funding to this year’s successful grant applicants at its annual Gala Celebration on 28th October, with more than 300 guests expected.