When gender differences are identified and responded to in grant making, philanthropy becomes more inclusive. When the complexities of gender inequality are understood and addressed, philanthropy becomes more potent. And when those issues and circumstances are identified where it makes sense to invest directly in women and girls because of the flow-on effects to children, families and communities, philanthropy has even greater impact. Recent examples of this type of support include:
The William Buckland Foundation’s
support of the St. Kilda Gatehouse to reduce sexual exploitation of young women, particularly in the out of home care sector.
The Grosvenor Foundation’s support of Yalari to provide education scholarships for Indigenous females.
The Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship Foundation’s provision of scholarships and other support to enable young women to undertake an undergraduate degree.