Category Archives: Giving Profiles

Before I die

volunteer

“Lee took my hand and we set off together on a fun and illuminating journey of life. I’m a little sad that we are reaching the end of my life story…” How volunteer biographers help the terminally ill tell their life stories – a gift for those they love.

Women funding women

Prue Brown and singer Ajak Kawi, who came to Australia as a refugee from Sudan.

The Victorian Women’s Trust has just launched its newest sub-fund, set up by mother-daughter duo, Prue and Liz Brown.

In her own voice

Asian Australian Foundation

Asian Australian Foundation and The Gathering Circle founder Cheri Ong on crashing stereotypes and changing mindsets to create a more empowered and giving community.

Inspirational women and their big ideas

International Women's Day

Having supported hundreds of women over the past 10 years, on International Women’s Day philanthropy advisor Julia Keady reflects on one incredible woman whose love of humanity is having a ripple effect beyond her wildest dreams.

A true testament: HMSTrust

HMSTrust staff. L-R Peter Wetherall, Lin Bender, Lea-Anne Bradley, Michelle Springall, Glen Thomson, Sarah Bartak and Ryley (Chief Morale Officer)

From an original bequest or £275,000, Helen Macpherson Smith Trust has distributed $117 million since it was established in 1951. CEO Lin Bender explains how the Trust operates and what it’s achieved so far.

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Gift table

Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Hand Heart Pocket to Help Enterprises

    $3.3 million

  • The Wilson Foundation to Deakin University’s Food & Mood Centre

    More than $1 million

  • Dick Smith to The Country Women's Association

    $1 million

  • The Cauliflower Club to Sargood Foundation

    $60,000

  • The estate of James Fairfax to The National Gallery of Australia

    $1.2 million

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