Become a member

Mannifera members magnify their impact through the power of collective giving. They also benefit from opportunities to connect with and learn from one another, as well as our network of civil society and First Nations-led partners across Australia.

Our members come from across the philanthropic ecosystem in Australia and include private ancillary funds, fundholders within public ancillary funds, charitable trusts and individuals.

Contributions begin at $65,000 per annum, with a minimum three-year commitment. These contributions go towards our pooled fund and support Mannifera’s operating costs. 

Members amplify their impact through our pooled fund, and benefit from the research, due diligence and administration carried out by Mannifera staff. Through joining, members also gain access to a community of values-aligned funders and our network of civil society and First Nations leaders. Additionally, members benefit from regular learning and networking events, deepening their expertise in democracy and economic issues and in philanthropic best practice. 

Mannifera benefits from the participation and collective wisdom of our members, although we recognise that capacities vary and not all members can contribute equally at all times. Members engage in strategic and funding decisions at key points throughout the year, while Mannifera staff carry out due diligence and administration on behalf of the collective. Staff also coordinate regular learning and networking events for members to attend in line with their availability.

Please review our ‘What We Do’ page to learn more.

Please contact and a member of the Mannifera team will follow up to set up a time to meet.

Funding Enquiry

Mannifera runs open calls for proposals while also inviting requests for support through our philanthropic and civil society networks. Outside of these processes we’re happy to hear from civil society and First Nations-led organisations whose work aligns with our focus areas, approach, and values. If there’s alignment, get in touch through our enquiry form and tell us briefly about the work you’re doing. 

Please note we’re a small team and we only have the capacity to follow up on enquiries that closely align with our current priorities.

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