Friday 14 June

10:30am Peninsula Coffee

Tuesday 18 June

7:00pm, Boroondara Dinner

Wednesday 17 July
7:00pm, Merri-bek Dinner

Thursday 15 August
7:00pm Yarra Dinner

Local Catch-up Dinners

Local Catch-ups are relaxed dinners where MWF members and friends socialise and get to know each other. You are welcome to come along, why not bring a friend!

If you‘d like to attend a catch-up dinner please email i[email protected] with your name and which event you’d like to attend so we can forward your details to each of the organisers. 

Thursday 29 August 
6:00 to 8:00pm

Evans & Partners
171 Collins Street

Event sponsor and host

Evans & Partners

Your Impact in 2023! 

Thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters, we had the privilege of awarding $160,000 to six innovative nonprofit organisations in 2023. These grants have catalysed significant change for women and families in Melbourne.

Exclusive Insights from our 2023 Grant Recipients

Hear directly from the Prison Network and St Kilda Gatehouse about their transformative work. Learn how the Signature and Nurturing Grants enabled them to make an impact on the lives of women, including the pioneering program by Prison Network that offers a lifeline to women survivors of family violence, and the Step Up program by St Kilda Gatehouse, providing critical support to marginalised women.

An Evening of Inspiration and Connection

This event is an update and a celebration of what we can achieve together. Whether you’re a long-standing member or new to our circle, don’t miss this opportunity to see firsthand the transformative power of collective giving. 

Secure your ticket today and join a community of changemakers dedicated to creating a more equitable future for women and families in Melbourne.

Thank you to our event sponsor and host, Evans & Partners.

Thursday 24 October
6:00 to 8:00pm

Level 40/101 Collins Street

Event sponsor and host

 Bendigo Community Bank Elwood           Thank you to our event co-sponsor, JLL.

Changemakers Grant Expo

Uniting for Impact in Melbourne! Join us at the forefront of social change at our Changemakers Grants Expo – a celebration of innovation, dedication, and community impact. As we mark our 10th anniversary, this year’s expo adopts a fresh, interactive format designed to deepen connections and amplify the influence of our six outstanding finalists on women and families in Melbourne.

Why Attend?

  • Showcase of Innovation: Discover firsthand the inspiring stories and transformative work of our finalists, each a beacon of hope and change for the betterment of our community.
  • Interactive Engagement: Dive into an expo-style setting where you can directly engage with the changemakers, offering a unique opportunity to connect, understand, and support their missions.
  • Voice Your Support: For members eligible to vote, the voting period from Thursday 17 to Friday 25 October 2024 is your chance to help shape the future of our giving.

Whether you’re a member poised to vote, a supporter drawn to our cause, or a newcomer keen to be part of something bigger, the Changemakers Grants Expo is your gateway to learn how every contribution forms part of a larger, impactful narrative of community support.

Special thanks to our sponsors, JLL and Bendigo Community Bank Elwood, whose unwavering support has been instrumental in bringing this event to life.

Thursday 28 November
3:30 to 5:30pm

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
210 Lonsdale Street

Event sponsor 

 Bendigo Community Bank Elwood           

Annual Celebration

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Full details of this event will be published shortly.

Join us at an upcoming event 

We use our networks to bring together our members and supporters to learn and create change for the women and families in greater Melbourne. At our events you will learn about challenges in our community and hear from dynamic speakers making a difference, philanthropy and grantmaking.   

We are grateful to the many organisations who generously support our events and programmes.
contact us to sponsor our events or become a corporate partner.  

Tickets for events are purchased through Humanitix, local catch-up are informal and via email [email protected]