A global and Australian first, Giving Heroes is a platform that connects young people with causes they are passionate about and supports them to be active changemakers.
Thank you to everyone who tuned in for being part of such a special night and showing such passionate support for three remarkable social enterprises running life-changing programs around Australia: *Food* *Ladder*; *The Social Studio*; and *Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia*.
Thank you for being a part of our celebration of collective giving at TFN Brisbane! With pledges that continued to come in late into the night, together we raised *$95,000* (and counting!) for three fantastic organisations that connect at-risk women and girls with a community of support; provide wholesome, homemade meals for people experiencing homelessness or disadvantage; and empower young people to reach their full potential.
Whether you joined us online or in the room, thank you for being a part of our celebration of collective giving at *TFN Virtual & Live Sydney*! With pledges that continued to come in late into the night, together we raised *$225,000* (and counting!) for three inspiring AMP Tomorrow Makers leading innovative social programs in Indigenous education, veterinarian social work and women’s economic safety.
Thank you to everyone who tuned in for being part of such a special night and showing such passionate support for three incredible grassroots non-profits delivering innovative programs in Australia that support young people with intellectual disabilities. Who make a real difference in disability support, inclusion and social innovation. Together, we raised $146,250 for these innovative projects.
Thank you to everyone who tuned in for being part of such a special night and showing such passionate support for three social entrepreneurs making a real difference in the lives of women, people with disability and young people in need. Together, we raised* $258,111* for these innovative projects.
What an incredible night we shared as part of TFN Virtual Live, our first-ever flagship event focused on international giving. Together, we raised an incredible* $212,170 *for three social change leaders making a real difference to the lives of families and young people in Uganda, Afghanistan and Nepal.
What a joyful evening we shared as part of TFN Virtual Live on 1 June, capping off our events calendar for the financial year by coming together for a magical night of collective giving. Together, we raised an incredible *$154,300* for three passionate social change leaders making a real difference to communities in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.
We were so grateful to be back in Brisbane for an in person event for the first time in 2 years!
Thanks to the support of new event partners Give52 and the Be BlueRock Foundation, as well as our generous donors, TFN's Rebuild Regional Victoria event 5 May was a success - raising close to $100,000 for three amazing organisations.
TFN's first hybrid event took place on 30 March 2021, generously supported by the AMP Foundation and AMP Tomorrow Makers initiative. We raised over $280,000 in support of three amazing non-profits; Plate it Forward, the Generous and the Grateful & DeadlyScience. Thank you who all those who attended and the many incredible pledges we received.
To register for our next TFN Virtual Live on 5 May 2021, please go here.
*[https://events.humanitix.com/tfn-virtual-live-15-october-2020]Watch the replay of TFN Virtual Rainbow via this link.[https://www.crowdcast.io/e/tfn151020]*
We're excited after another wonderful evening of virtual crowdfunding at TFN Virtual Live on 11 August.
At our milestone 100th event on Thursday 25 June together we pledged over $250,000 for three deserving grassroots organisations, with a surprise additional donation of $25, 000 to The Funding Network!
We were blown away by the online pledges and incredible outpouring of generosity for our very first TFN Virtual Event on Wednesday 29 April 2020. Together we pledged an outstanding $188,000 to support vulnerable Australians in a time when it is needed most.
Thanks to all our guests who braved the weather to join us for our first TFN Live Sydney of 2020, generously hosted by Macquarie Group and supported by Accenture.
Our first event in rural Australia took place on Tuesday 26 November. Pitch Up was an exciting opportunity for social causes or charity groups to gain valuable funding and support for their programs supporting children, youth or families in the Wangaratta area.
On Thursday 14 November, we hosted our very first Adelaide event at U City in Adelaide CBD.
Our final TFN Live Melbourne for 2019 event took place on Wednesday 23 October. Over 150 guests attended this special live crowdfunding event, dedicated to supporting innovative programs tackling issues of social disadvantage and social justice in the community.
Our first-ever 'Early years' TFN Live event took place at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney on Wednesday 25 September. This special live crowdfunding event was dedicated to funding innovative programs that help pre-school aged children (zero to five years of age) and their families.
Our 3rd TFN Live in Canberra took place on Wednesday 11 September, hosted at the Vibe Hotel at Canberra Airport.
TFN Live Sydney in 12 June was an incredible event, generously hosted by AMP at their spectacular 25th floor Circular Quay location, this time during VIVID.
Our 5th TFN Live Brisbane event took place on Tuesday 11 June 2019, generously hosted this year by Deloitte.
TFN Live Melbourne came together to hear from three exceptional organisations that are running innovative programs to upskill people for success. The event took place on Tuesday 14 May, and was generously hosted by Accenture.
The first TFN Live Sydney event of 2019 took place on Thursday 28 March, generously hosted by King & Wood Mallesons.
Our first Melbourne event for the year took place on Wednesday 20 March 2019 at PwC.
Our last TFN Live Sydney on 22 November was generously hosted by Clayton Utz.
TFN Live Melbourne on Thursday 11 October 2018 was hosted by Clayton Utz.
TFN Brisbane 2018 was hosted once again by Clayton Utz on Thursday 31 May, at Level 28, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle St, Brisbane.
Another fabulous TFN Melbourne event hearing about the stories and programs of 3 grassroots organisations supporting women and girls in Victoria. Thanks to Allens and all the guests who attended. $90,000 raised from a lively and supportive crowd, showcasing the power of the collective. Congratulations to all.
TFN Geelong came together for the first time, in partnership with Give Where You Live Foundation. This special event was hosted at Federal Mills Park West 1, 33 Mackey St, Nth Geelong, on Tuesday 17 April from 5.30pm - 8.30pm.
A fantastic first TFN Sydney event in 2018, supporting 3 grassroots organisations supporting social change. Thanks to AMP and guests who attended. Nearly $250,000 raised from a generous and supportive crowd, showcasing the power of the collective.
A fantastic first TFN Melbourne event for 2018, supporting youth employment in the local Inner North community. Thanks to all the event partners and guests who attended. Over $80,000 raised from lively crowd.
Another brilliant night in Melbourne, the last of 2017 and marking TFN Australia's 50th event. Thanks to Clayton Utz for generously hosting us all once again, and for their funding support from the CU Foundation. Also thanks to event partner JBWere. Congratulations to everyone, especially St Kilda Gatehouse, Eat Up, and Satellite Foundation, who collectively received over $88,000 in pledges.
Another fantastic night in the nation's capital, lots of new faces and plenty of guests coming back again after last year's success. Three moving pitches from the very talented women running: GG's Flowers; Women's Centre for Health Matters; and Mental Illness Education ACT. Congratulations Nip, Marcia and Sam. Over $79,000 was pledged from a lively crowd that truly represented the generous Canberra community.
At TFN Sydney on 6th September, we celebrated and supported three grassroots charities delivering programs that equip disadvantaged people with the right skills for the future. The event was hosted by KPMG at Barangaroo.
AMP once again partnered with TFN to showcase the wonderful work of their three new community partners in Sydney. A generous audience pledged over $80K for Vanguard Laundry; The Stroke Association of Victoria; and First Australians Capital. Thanks to everyone who joined us for this exciting event and pledged their support to these three extraordinary organisations.
Another brilliant night in Brisbane. Over $100k pledged to Health Justice Australia, Share the Dignity and Hope Centre Services.
A wonderful night showcasing the work of Victorian grassroots social enterprises: Brewing for Change; Youthworx; and Property Initiatives Real Estate (PIRE). Over $70k pledged by a big crowd of generous supporters. Thanks to our hosts PwC and all the other event partners.
What an evening featuring three grassroots non-profits using creativity and the arts in innovative ways to effect positive social change, as part of the VIVID Ideas program for 2017! PwC warmly welcomed us all into their stunning new Barangaroo offices, and generously match funded, together with Creative Partnerships Australia. An incredible evening supporting the arts for good cause!
What a lovely private event hosted by Myer Family Company in Melbourne! The evening showcased three global change-makers with an International focus, as well as an opening keynote from nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, with match-funding generously provided by the Peter Hunt Family Foundation, English Family Foundation and Eureka Benevolent Foundation. A superb outcome for all involved!
What an incredible private event held at AMP to welcome three of AMP Foundations' new community partners. A spirited crowd pledged collectively $90k, with $45k of AMP Foundation's funding matched. Thanks to all the wonderful donors and guests, and the team at AMP in partnering with The Funding Network to promote the great work being done by these innovative non-profits delivering fresh approaches to helping Australians into employment.
What an incredible night at Macquarie Group. Just a brilliant experience for everyone involved. A very generous and lively crowd pledged over $400k, with $75k of Macquarie Group Foundation funding well and truly matched. Thanks to all the wonderful donors and guests, and the team at Macquarie.
What a cracker evening for our 'pub pitch' in Perth! In partnership with LotteryWest, The Funding Network showcased three exceptional change-makers who are improving health, education and employment opportunities in Western Australia and beyond.
Congratulations to Inner Melbourne Community Legal; Law and Advocacy Centre for Women; and Emerge. Their presentation of social change programs addressing the needs of people affected by family and domestic violence inspired a lively audience to pledge over $110,000.
Hosted by Clayton Utz, this special Sydney event featured three grassroots charities delivering programs addressing social inclusion and diversity in the workplace.
Presented in collaboration with the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), over 180 guests came together at The Funding Network's sold-out event on Tuesday 6 September, generously hosted by KPMG.
Another fabulous night in Melbourne as Creative Partnerships Australia, KRA Wealth Management, AMP and the City of Melbourne hosted over 150 guests and we heard from four local grassroots charities using arts or creativity to drive social change. Congratulations to L2R, Western Edge Youth Arts, Rawcus Theatre Company and HoMie (Homeless of Melbourne), with more than $90,000 raised.
Canberra warmly welcomed The Funding Network's first event in the ACT on Thursday 30 June, with over 160 guests gathering at the new Vibe Hotel Canberra to support four passionate grassroots charities doing important work in their region.
What a brilliant evening! In partnership with AMP Foundation, The Funding Network showcased four exceptional charities who are improving education and employment opportunities in our community.
What an amazing evening! Thanks to an exceptionally generous audience and match-funding support from PwC, Morgans and SilverChef, TFN Brisbane facilitated over $110,000 for three groundbreaking QLD programs. More than 120 people came together at PwC to support the work of Heartfelt Homes, CORES Australia and Orange Sky Laundry.
The Funding Network hosted a pop-up crowdfunding session at the Change Leadership Summit by Humanity In Business in Sydney on June 9. In this special pilot version of the TFN format, three outstanding grassroots charities – The Malpa Project, Fighting Chance and Raise Foundation pitched for five minutes only.
The Funding Network' and the Kindred Spirits Foundation presented a heart-warming event on Wednesday 13 April at Westpac overlooking Melbourne. Over 100 guests supported three innovative grassroots charities who uplifted us with their courageous work and inspiring stories.
Over 200 guests gathered at Macquarie Group on Thursday 10 March in Sydney in support of four innovative charities: Bus Stop Films, KidsGive, Grameen Australia and Literacy For Life Foundation.
On 25 November, four innovative social entrepreneurs pitched in Perth, inspiring the audience to pledge more than $50,000 in support of their vital work in the community. Thank you to everyone who pitched, pledged and participated, and to PwC and Brookfield who helped make the evening possible.
On October 29, a generous audience came together in support of three inspiring organisations striving for human rights and social justice. Together they raised over $124,000 - an incredible outcome! Thank you to those who pitched, pledged and to our event partners, The Reichstein Foundation and AMP for making the event possible.
On October 21 a lively audience came together to donate over $105,000 to the four outstanding social entrepreneurs who are doing important work in the community. Many thanks to everyone who pitched, pledged and participated, and to our event partner who made the evening possible.
This invitation-only event was hosted by AMP Foundation and featured four charities close to the hearts of AMP’s ‘Unsung Heroes’ - employees who volunteer with or serve on the board of a charity.
On September 3 a generous audience came together to donate over $56,000 to the four outstanding social entrepreneurs who support the lives of women and girls in Australia and overseas. Many thanks to everyone who pitched, pledged and participated, and to our event partners who made the evening possible.
TFN's first ever event in Brisbane was held as part of Queensland Community Foundation's Philanthropy Week 2015 and was hosted by the Queensland Theatre Company, Morgans and Silver Chef. Congratulations to Human Ventures, 4MBS Silver Memories, Vulcana Women's Circus and Friends of HEAL who all presented brilliantly to a buzzing theatre with over 150 guests at the Bille Brown Studio.
As part of Vivid Ideas 2015, we combined TFN's innovative approach to collective philanthropy with Vivid’s celebration of creativity. Congratulations to I-Manifest, Treehouse Theatre, DirtyFeet and Sharing Stories, who all presented brilliantly and ignited a lively and fun pledging session.
If you want to make life better for a community you should start by investing in its women and girls, and that’s exactly what four exceptional social entrepreneurs spoke about at this incredible event. Congratulations to Kookaburra Kids Foundation, Pollinate Energy, Women's Community Shelters and Enterprise Learning Projects who all lit up the room with their passion and programs.
Congratulations to e.motion21, Good Cycles, Mayibuye and Team Wild Yachting, who were all selected by our panel of members to pitch at the TFN Melbourne event on Tuesday 2nd December. Thank you also to our event hosts Eluvia and the AMP Foundation for a wonderful evening.
Congratulations to the four organisations who pitched; One Voice, Dandelion Support Network, Fair Game and LifeCircle. This invitation-only AMP event, hosted by the AMP Foundation, featured the organisations who were too big for AMP's Tomorrow Fund individual grants program, but just right for TFN.
Our first Melbourne event for 2015 featured three outstanding documentary filmmakers whose films were finalists at Good Pitch² Australia in 2014.
Congratulations to the four organisations who pitched at our March 25 event; Sensorium Theatre, SYN Media, Agelink Theatre and Youth Affairs Council of WA. Their innovative programs, using arts-based interventions, inspired the audience and ensured the evening's success. Thank you to our generous supporters Creative Partnerships Australia, PwC and the Perth Theatre Trust for a hugely successful evening.
Congratulations to the four organisations who pitched at our March 10 event; School for Life, Substation33, The 40K Foundation and the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation. The evening was a record-breaking success and provided outstanding support for the four fantastic nonprofits. Thank you to our generous hosts Macquarie Private Wealth and TFN founding partner Macquarie Group Foundation for a hugely successful evening.
Thank you to our generous host, Commonwealth Bank, for a fantastic night in support of four wonderful nonprofit organisations. The audience in the room helped create a fabulous and exciting atmosphere, pulling together to ensure that each nonprofit hit their $10k fundraising target.
Thank you to our generous host, the AMP Foundation, for a wonderful night in support of four outstanding nonprofits. In spite of the stormy Sydney weather we had a great turn out, a warm atmosphere and some real success for our projects.
Thanks to our host JBWere and the dedicated efforts of the wonderful Australian Communities Foundation team this event was another sell-out affair. It was also brilliant to see so many of the ACF fund-holder community in the audience which made for a warm and sociable atmosphere...
After a capacity registration for this event which was generously hosted by Minter Ellison, our lively audience witnessed some of the best pitching yet from four "Arts Intervention" social-change organisations...
Thanks once again to local hosts PwC, and to our event partners for this occasion Creative Partnerships Australia. Our first Melbourne event of 2014 was a fitting return to the city following our pilot last year. Four arts-intervention organisations presented their important and inspiring work to an audience of about 80 people who all gave generously...
Thanks to local hosts PwC and founding partner Lotterywest, our first Perth event of 2014 was a huge success. Four inspiring social-change organisations, with very different missions, captured the audience and inspired a generous result...
Another amazing night at Macquarie Group. Four outstanding presentations and a room full of enthusiastic, generous people - over 170 of them in fact...
Our first official event in 2014 was actually an internal one with Macquarie Private Wealth and hosted by one of our founding partners Macquarie Group Foundation. And what a fabulous start to the TFN Australia journey...
On Thursday 3 March 2022 TFN supported Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation for the first time in a virtual format for a powerful 90 minutes of unforgettable storytelling and a high-energy virtual crowdfunding event
On Thursday 10 March 2022 TFN supported RSPCA NSW inaugural live-giving event held on via a virtual format for a powerful 90 minutes of unforgettable storytelling and a high-energy virtual crowdfunding event
We are thrilled to announce that TFN Virtual Live is taking place on *Thursday 4 August 2022*, a special crowdfunding event that will spotlight the life-changing work of three grassroots non-profits that are delivering international development projects.