Melbourne Women’s Foundation has developed a well-deserved reputation for conducting in-depth assessment and due diligence of non-profit organisations throughout our robust grants process.
Which means we are confident that each finalist deserves philanthropic support, whether or not they are awarded a Signature or Nurturing grant.
We are delighted if other funders use our grant research to inform their own granting directly to grant recipients.
When such donations are made to our finalists, particularly following our awards event, we call them Spark! Grants.
Spark! Grants can be made any time throughout the financial year. Because these grants are decisions made by individual or family donors (including some MWF members), they are not part of MWF members’ collective giving.
PAST SPARK! GRANTS
To support women experiencing homelessness or family violence to have positive birth and early parenting experiences
To provide community education to women aged 55+ years at risk of homelessness
To further assist the Early and Forced Marriage Home
To help better evaluate the housing needs of older women experiencing homelessness