About Us

Since 2013, The Funding Network (TFN) has been bringing people together to find, fund and support grassroots social change programs that directly help people in need.

Through dynamic live crowdfunding events - TFN Live - that inspire collective giving and ongoing capacity-building programs - TFN Learn - TFN connects grassroots for-purpose organisations to people and networks interested in investing their money, time and talent to create a better world. This allows us to increase the ability of the non-profit sector to deliver life-changing services while spreading the joy of giving and deepening community engagement.

To find our all we have achieved over the past year, open our 2022 Annual Review

Explore the many non-profit Alumni who have pitched at a TFN event on Roots of Change

What is important to us?

VISION - A generous and inclusive society where everyone can thrive, and everyone can contribute to a better world.

PURPOSE - To ignite grassroots giving for impact.

MISSION - To build the capacity of grassroots non-profits, deepen the culture of giving and facilitate greater community engagement 

Global Impact

TFN Australia is part of a global network that includes affiliates in 20 countries around the world. The Funding Network was founded in the UK in 2002 and introduced in Australia in 2013 by Lisa Cotton and the late Steve Lawrence AO. To date, the global network has raised over £17 million for 1,238 non-profit projects.