Maybanke Fund

Be Kind Sydney Day


The Maybanke Fund is a sub-fund of Sydney Community Foundation dedicated to honouring the work of Maybanke Anderson in addressing today’s community needs. Maybanke was a 19th century writer, leader, feminist, early childhood education pioneer and promoter of the rights of women and children in Australia. We connect our donors with organisations working to reduce social inequality through education, women’s advocacy and social reform.

Program donations fund:

Each year we award a scholarship to support Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students at Macquarie University studying a full-time education degree. We provide financial support for aspiring early childhood educators to help them finish their studies, qualify and return to work in their communities. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of students and create the conditions for optimal early childhood development and high quality education.

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