Sunflower Foundation

Help her shine

We provide financial grants to get girls to school in low resource environments and keep them there


Who we fund

We fund projects globally under $5,000 AUD that are making an impact on girl's educaiton

Project Vetting

We go through an extensive due diligence process before selecting programs for funding

Locally Run

We empower local organisation to run the projects on the ground for their own communities

Our commitment

We ensure that every project that we help to fund meets rigorous criteria that align with our Vision, Mission, and Values.

Our Vision

An economically sustainable world in which gender equality, justice, and freedom can flourish.

Our Mission

To empower girls through education.


Justice, Equality, Integrity, Transparency, Compassion, and Empowerment

Education is everything

Education can change lives. Girls and young women who are educated have a greater awareness of their rights, and greater confidence and freedom to make decisions that affect their lives, improve their own and their children’s health and chances of survival, and boost their work prospects. 

How we operate

Sunflower Foundation does not have a board, but instead a committee that is 100% volunteer. We work hard to maintain low overheads so we can dedicate as much of the funds as possible into projects.

We are here to help!

If you have questions about the organisation or are interested in getting involved, please feel free to get in touch through our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Why Girls + Education

2/3 of the world's illiterate people are women

1/4 of all girls in developing countries don't complete primary school

Women spend 90% of their earnings on their family

get involved

how you can help

Make a donation

Make a donation directly to the Sunflower Foundation to use on projects at its discretion.

Highlighted Project

Support our current highlighted project on Global Giving. This project changes annually.

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Thank you: Her Pad is fully funded! 

Thank you for your help in fully funding the $5,000 grant to the Her Pad project in Mwanza, Tanzania.

This project strives to provide access to sanitary pads for 1,000 rural school girls , and helps these girls manage their periods comfortably and safely while at school. 

This in turn increase their school attendance, self-esteem and self-worth resulting to improved academic performances. The girls are given a reusable pad and given the tools and knowledge to make their own pads.

How we have helped

Countries Impacted
$ 149430
Given in grants

Meet The Team

Linda Deng


Heidi Thomson

Vice President

Louise Turner


Gulam Dharann


Alice Timbrell


Sue Brown


Evan Lorendo


Tejas Parkhe


Previous Projects

HelpIng Kenyan Girls Qualify for Secondary School

The project aims to develop the skills of 500 marginalised rural girls annually, to promote literacy, food security and environmental stewardship by establishing a safe environment for girls from 7 rural primary schools.

Funded $5,000 AUD

Transform the Lives of Up to 600 Orphaned Girls

In Bungoma County, situated in the Western part of Kenya, 117,000 children aged 8-15 are orphans. We intend to change that for 600 girls & young women, by encouraging both formal and informal education whilst empowering participants to avoid the risks of early pregnancies, early marriages and female genital mutilation.

Funded $3,000

Empower Tanzanian Girls Through Education

The goal of the project is to help free girls from harmful traditional practices and attitudes that deny them education while exposing them to abuse. Our second goal is to disrupt the poverty cycle through education.

Funded $6,500 AUD

“Thank you Sunflower Foundation for helping to keep us open during the pandemic. You are keeping girls in school.”

David Omondi - Riley Orton Foundation