A voice for women and a force for change’

Sydney Women’s Fund is dedicated to improving the lives of Sydney women and families. The Fund identifies, co-designs and funds innovative grassroots interventions to increase women’s and girls’ ability to determine their own futures.

Established in 2008 as a sub-fund of Sydney Community Foundation, the Fund’s aim is to increase gender equity and opportunity. Over the past 15 years, it has worked with local communities to create positive change and funded critical programs to help improve the lives of local women and families.

The Fund’s work is driven by a dedicated committee of community leaders and experts, and supported by generous donors and advocates, who work together to identify the most pressing issues facing women and support the changemakers who can address them. We believe those who are closest to community issues are most qualified to solve them. This is why we listen to our communities, and empower women and families in need.

Our aim is for every woman to have access to education, work, independence and belonging, to be free from violence and discrimination. We advocate for every woman to be able to participate fully in community life and achieve equity in all areas.

“I believe the partnership we have formed with the Sydney Women’s Fund and their donors has brought about enormous change in the community. It has empowered women, fostered community engagement and created community leaders."

Pat Hall OAM, CEO of Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections (LNC)

Pat Hall with LNC staff at the Zest Awards