About Roots of Change

Roots of Change is a storytelling platform dedicated to the alumni community of The Funding Network Australia. Here are the stories of more than 160 extraordinary grassroots non-profits that have been supported by The Funding Network (TFN) and how they're changing the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our communities; from those living with disability or mental health challenges, refugees and asylum seekers, Indigenous communities and the homeless community. Each time these local change-makers bring back stories of human and community achievement, it's a potent reminder of the power of collective action which inspires us to dream beyond the limits of our own individual capabilities. 

Read the stories of our Non-Profit Alumni.

About The Funding Network Australia

TFN is a fresh approach to capacity building for grassroots non-profit organisations and social enterprises. Our vision is a more equitable society with a social sector that has access to the connections and resources it needs to thrive.

We harness the power of live crowdfunding events and facilitate deeper donor connections with the community through skilled volunteering, mentoring and learning forums. Many social entrepreneurs and grassroots non-profits struggle to access the networks and resources that can help their programs grow. At the same time, people and businesses with the resources and willingness to help often find it difficult to connect with these programs and the people behind them. So, we're working to unite all sectors of society to build the capacity of grassroots non-profit organisations, by helping to democratise giving and facilitating greater community engagement.

How do I navigate this site?

Click on the search icon in the top right hand corner. You can search by:

  • Beneficiary group (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, children, ex-offenders, men & boys, people affected by homelessness, people with disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers, rural and remote communities, socially disadvantaged, unemployed, victims of crime or abuse, women and girls, youth);
  • Social issue area (ageing, aged care, community development, education & employment, environment, health & wellbeing, poverty, social justice & welfare); 
  • Location (state, city, country); and
  • Year (year they pitched at The Funding Network's live crowdfunding events).