Our Approach

At Partners for Equity, our individual philanthropic journeys vary but at the core of our collective approach is a deep understanding of the unique needs and challenges faced by our international partners.

We believe in backing dynamic organisations that are led by people with a passion and commitment to creating lasting impact, who recognise the problems that their communities face and who demonstrate a resolute dedication to finding effective solutions.

One of the cornerstones of our approach is ensuring that our partners are integrated into the fabric of the communities they serve. We place emphasis on community engagement and those who foster meaningful connections with community members and involve them in decision making and programs.

Our evaluation process sees us travelling to meet with our partners frequently and ensures that our partners’ initiatives are well-aligned with existing efforts, eliminating duplication and maximizing the reach of resources. Our commitment to long-term sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, fostering a legacy of positive transformation that endures for generations to come.

Below is a snapshot of our grantmaking by region and by sector.

Financial year 2022/2023

During the 2022/2023 financial year, we made over 200 separate grants to our International Partners, totalling more than A$20.5 million. Below is a breakdown of grants by sector and geographic area. Since PFE was established in 2016, we have sent our International Partners grants totalling more than A$115 million.