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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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

In 2018 Big Sister is celebrating 90 years of helping women and families in need

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.


children across NSW were reached by Kookaburra Kids  in 2017/2018

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 have received essential items for their babies and children since 2011

Dandelion Support Network accepts, sorts and safety checks preloved and new cots, prams, car seats, clothing, linen and toys and provides these to families via referrals from social workers at hospitals and support agencies. 


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

Labour Y tackles youth unemployment by giving at risk young people support and opportunity to overcome the barriers they face in gaining and maintaining meaningful employment.


nutritious meals served to the Shire’s homeless by volunteers each week on Sunday evening

One Meal is a not-for-profit, community organisation that helps to feed, clothe and support homeless and underprivileged individuals and families across Sydney


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