Give with impact, give locally

Our collective generosity transforms lives of women and children of the Northern Rivers.

We are a collective of passionate women taking action to tackle local disadvantage. We welcome women connected to the Northern Rivers who want to join our community to create change.  Your donation contributes to supporting grassroots change.


Our community needs your support


domestic violence related assaults
were reported to Police in the
Northern Rivers from Jan-Dec 2023.


women in the Northern Rivers sought assistance from a Specialist
Homelessness Service in 2022-2023.


people were displaced by floods and 1,800 are still living in temporary housing

How it Works

Our goal is to have 100 women donating $1,000 so we can gift $50,000 each year to grassroots women and girls empowerment projects. The remaining $50,000 grows the Northern Rivers Women’s Fund - which guarantees projects will be supported each year into the future.

Each year, the members of the Women’s Giving Circle come together for a pitch night to hear from and learn about two local, grassroots programs being undertaken in the Northern Rivers. Each member has the opportunity to vote on who will receive the pooled funds. You are connected with the leaders and recipients of your philanthropy.

Women's Giving Circle - How it works

2024 Events

Meet like-minded women who are part of our collective giving force.

Our Women's Giving Circle meets for Quarterly Socials, including an end of year Christmas Garden Drink at NRCF's headquarters in Clunes. We also meet to hear the project pitches, vote and award the Empowering Women and Girls Grant each Spring.

Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with upcoming events.


Thursday 2nd May
4:00pm - 6:00pm at The Brooklet, Newrybar

Thursday 9th May
4:30pm - 6:00pm at the Tweed River House, Murwillumbah

Coming Soon

Thursday 12th September
5:00pm - 7:00pm Empowering Women & Girls Grant Pitch Night

December (TBA)

Our goal

Our goal is to reach 100 members to raise $100,000 per year for grassroots projects to transform our local community.  


Who is NRCF?

Established in 2003, the Northern Rivers Community Foundation is a community-based philanthropic organisation that leads positive change across the Northern Rivers by empowering communities to thrive. We build healthy and resilient communities by supporting local not-for-profit and grassroots organisations who are tackling challenging social and environmental problems.
We connect our wonderful giving community of individuals, families, businesses, private and public foundations to local causes that matter. Through a network of over 350 community organisations, NRCF's evidence-based grant making supports a wide range of community-led projects.

Past recipients

Kirilly Dawn

“I’m a proud Barkindji woman who works with The Returning Indigenous Corporation to facilitate the Postpartum Care Program that creates culturally safe postpartum care for First Nations mothers, led by First Nations women. We were incredibly grateful to be recipients of a $25,000 grant awarded to us by the Women's Giving Circle which has expanded the number of mothers we can care for. 

“22% to 32% of the Indigenous population experience food insecurity, we know this directly affects First Nations mothers giving birth. With the grant, we can nourish families with local, organic and native foods for the first 6 weeks postpartum, and in the next 6 months plan to support at least 15 mothers and babies and 75 family members​ with meal support.”

Kirilly Dawn,
Postpartum Care Program Manager 

Jade Bennett - Women's Giving Circle

“The Walking Tall project targeted 12 women around Northern NSW. We supported young women to find their individualism and build on their self-esteem, and their skills… put that in a package to get them work or education-ready.

It’s really about supporting that person and not putting them in a box – bringing what skills and attributes they have as a person and their style and letting them own that, with the $40,000 grant donated to us by the Women’s Giving Circle we have seen almost 50% of our cohort find employment.”

Jade Bennett,
Kyogle Family Support Service’s Case Manager 

Give locally. Give with impact.

Join 100 like-minded women contributing to the well-being, safety, and empowerment of women and girls across the Northern Rivers.

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If you would like to learn more about the NRCF Women’s Giving Circle please email Amy Colli,
the NRCF Women's Giving Circle Coordinator on