About Membership


We know that collective giving is satisfying and increases your individual impact

Our Members

Our members are a variety of ages, backgrounds and interests, united by a desire to make a valuable philanthropic contribution

Membership is for a financial year

A member needs to pay their membership donation and admin fee by June 30 to be eligible to vote for our grant recipients at our Annual Grant Awards Celebration in November. This is because we grant the funding we have pooled in the financial year ending June 30, so only members who contributed to that pool have a say in how those funds are spent.

Your membership lasts until June 30 of the financial year following the financial year in which you made your last donation. If you do not renew by June 30 of that following financial year, your membership expires and you are unable to vote for our grant recipients the following November.

All members receive renewal reminders 12 months after their last donation. To reduce the load on our volunteers and assist our planning, we ask that members try to renew at this time rather than wait until the final days prior to June 30 of that financial year. 

One-Year Standard Membership - $1000

Benefits & Contributions

One-Year NextGen Membership (18-35 years) - $500

Benefits & Contributions

Lifetime Membership - $25,000

This tax-deductible donation of $25,000 is valid for the member’s life and has no administration fee.

Founding Life Member, Susan Alberti AC

What our members say

I joined the Melbourne Women's Fund to learn more about philanthropy and connect with a diverse network. It's rewarding to play a small role in building capacity for organisations that support women and families. Giving together to create significant impact is fun and so powerful.
Michelle V.
Member since 2018
I have always wanted to help people, which stems from volunteer work I’ve done at school and uni. I joined the Melbourne Women’s Fund, as I can see how we can do more together, than individually. I've learnt so much already.
Kiana C.
Next Gen member since 2019
For women who are thinking about joining, Melbourne Women’s Fund creates a really great opportunity to get involved in making a difference, and it’s manageable when you’ve got a really busy life.
Kate B.
Member since 2016