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Big Sister Foundation

Our positive community impact – helping strong women
support strong families and build stronger communities.

The Big Sister Foundation assists community organisations working in the Sutherland Shire and surrounding areas to provide vital services to women and their families.

As a philanthropic foundation our funding programs, knowledge and networks assist local organisations in building the capacity they need to grow & flourish.

We believe in working closely together to create positive impact, providing a stronger future for women & their families in our community.

Funding Programs

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Funding Guidelines

Our Key Milestones



Supporting Sydney’s women in need since 1928


Funded/operated in Sydney from 1928-1976


Provided for aged clients at Miranda from 1976-2004

Million +

Donated to the local community since 2004

Our partners are achieving great things


new mothers each month provided with weekly, in-home support by volunteers.

3Bridges Early Years Support Service ensuring healthy and happy mothers, babies and families in the Shire for over 11 years.


kids attended Kookaburra camps and activity days across Sydney in 2016

The Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation providing support and respite for kids living in families affected by mental illness


caseworker sessions with 300 families working towards positive outcomes since 2013

Southern Community Welfare supporting women and families experiencing domestic violence, mental health and homelessness risk.


families in need received donations of nursery items and clothes since 2011.

Dandelion Support Network accepts and safety checks recycled and donated children’s nursery items for distribution through hospitals and support agencies, free of charge.


teenagers at high risk have been supported by INSPIRE over the past two years

Project Youth’s INSPIRE mentoring program, reducing contact with juvenile justice system, increasing family contact and job prospects for youth at risk.


children enrolled at Milkarie Child Care Centre since opening in 2011

Sylvanvale’s Integrated Child Care Centre, offering long Day Care to children with a disability and their siblings. Building funded by Big Sister Foundation.


To support the amazing work of our community partners our costs are kept low

News & Events

Find out more about our partner’s successes and community events


Give a helping hand to some very special community organisations

Contact Us


17 Casuarina Road Gymea Bay NSW 2227


02 9525 1566