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Donate A Dollar A Week Inc.

DDW - support small charities from as little as $5 a month!

About Donate a Dollar a Week (DDW)

DDW exists to support the small charity sector. Our vision is to provide a flow of philanthropic grants to small charities based in Australia.

To achieve this, we collect tiny, regular donations from many people (usually $1.00/week, or $5.00/month). We then distribute these funds to charities depending on our assessment of need and the potential to create lasting impact.

We support a wide range of charities. In the past, we have made contributions to charities addressing poverty, disability, disease, homelessness, women’s welfare, access to education, and access to clean water. We support charities operating in Australia and overseas.

We operate on a volunteer basis. We raise funds to cover our essential operating costs through generous sponsors and specified fundraising activities (e.g. raffles/events).

DDW is incorporated in Victoria and registered with the ACNC. All donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible.

Origin and History

In November 2013, the world witnessed one of the most destructive weather events ever recorded. Typhoon Haiyan decimated cities across the Pacific, and claimed more than 6,000 lives.

At the time, DDW’s founder, Phil Garbutt, imagined the possibility of helping those facing hardship and suffering. Phil sought to recruit 1,000 people to donate just one dollar per week on a regular basis. With $1,000 per week, many causes and charities could be helped.

In 2017, DDW was incorporated and obtained deductible gift status. A Board of Directors was established.

Why join?

DDW is designed to make giving as simple as possible. We want everyone to be involved in philanthropy. By giving with DDW, you can:

  • Give at minimal cost. From a dollar a week, you can have an impact.
  • Support many charities. Since incorporation, our donors have united to support more than 40 different charities operating in Australia and overseas.
  • Give efficiently. Our model discovers and investigates charities to make sure that your dollar goes towards charities making a difference in their communities.
  • Learn about big issues in Australia and around the world, and the small charities working to fix them. We’ll send you a monthly newsletter with interesting articles and our latest updates.

To join, click 'GiveNow' at the top of this page. If you have any questions or comments, or would like to nominate a charity, feel free to get in touch at You can also find more information at

If you would like to sponsor us, please contact at

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