Encourager of generosity & social investment in the community sector
Carolyn Munckton is an experienced and strategic philanthropy executive with a background in corporate and government communications. Currently, as General Manager of the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust, she oversees donor engagement and social investment that is aimed at improving the lives of women and girls in Victoria through grants to community organisations working at the grassroots level. She is a proud director of the Inner North Community Foundation, which stewards philanthropic donations for projects that create prosperous, connected, and cohesive communities in Melbourne’s Inner North, particularly encouraging pathways to employment. Previously, she was Senior Partnerships Manager at Equity Trustees, supporting philanthropic clients and managing the grants of the Alfred Felton Bequest. She was a founding board member of the Australian Women Donors Network which advocates for greater investment in women and girls and promotes gender sensitive principles in grant making.