Wayward Woman Giving Fund

A Vibrant Collective Giving Circle that encourages women to be Micro-Philanthropists

Wayward Woman Giving Fund (WWGF) raises funds that are distributed to Australian non-profit organisations and projects that support and benefit Community Arts and Cultural Development Projects.


2024 is shaping up to be a great year for the Wayward Woman Giving Fund. 

In January we held our first fundraising event - a Silent Auction with 22 unique items of visual art and fashion donated by 22 amazingly talented Melbourne artists. Every item in the auction was handmade and were all won with much joy by our wonderful guests.  

This auction raised just over $2000, and we now plan to hold a Silent Auction on a yearly basis. 

View Pics and Video from the event. 

Community Arts and Cultural Development

Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD) involves artists working collaboratively with communities for the purpose of social change through art and culture. 

Engagement with the arts can have powerful impacts on health, wellbeing and the strengthening of communities…The role of the arts in exploring and communicating social concerns, giving voice to hidden issues and allowing self-expression is also a major contributor to health and wellbeing.

Learn more about CACD and CACD Principles

Women’s Giving and Philanthropy 

Below is a link to a great article written by Philanthropy Australia about how Women’s philanthropy has emerged in recent decades as a distinct area using innovative and creative ideas to improve local, national and global communities.

It’s been identified that women's philanthropy is having an immense impact, while research suggests that women’s giving is at an exciting point in its history with the rise of women's health, women leading the giving in their households and giving a higher proportion of their income than men. 

Giving Circles like ours are also on the rise, bringing together women who are motivated by compassion, an emotional connection and a desire to see change in the community, coming together to collaborate with each other.

Read the whole article HERE

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Projects

As part of our annual funding round Wayward Woman Giving Fund is committed to supporting non-profit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and projects that focus on our key area of Community Arts and Cultural Development.

We aim to undertake thorough research and follow correct first nations protocol to ensure that we are being culturally respectful in this area. 

Read more about First Peoples art and performance.