We choose to donate to Charities regularly. We prefer not to donate to organisations who have religious or political views.

For several years we donated US$1000 to Wikipedia and Khan Academy, these are not specified in the list below. When that does not occur, we update the list below.

Donations we have made in the past include;

€1000 is a small free software program for storing passwords securely. Sometimes, we all take shortcuts (such as using the same password for many things!), but KeePass removes the need for that. It’s easy to use, and pressing a simple key combination can insert your username and password into a web site. It also suggests secure passwords based on patterns you set. Some of us store our KeePass on our Dropbox, so it’s accessible from anywhere. Recommended!
$1000 (the foundation behind the WordPress blog software we use extensively for, and
$1,000 (A fantastic sex ed site, aimed at teenagers, but great for everyone. No-nonsense, non-judgmental, human-positive advice.)
€2,000 Wikipedia (A free encyclopedia built collaboratively using wiki software.)
$1,700 Movember (Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men.)
$3,000 Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation via BSX (BSX is a backyard BMX race for charity. 100% of the profits from the event are donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation works wonders for sick kids by funding ground-breaking research into faster diagnoses, better treatments, and ultimately cures.)
$1,000 FareShare (FareShare provides free, tasty, nutritious meals to the hungry and the homeless using donated surplus food from markets, caterers, and retailers around Melbourne.)
$78,168 Victorian Bushfire Appeal 2009 (The 2009 Victorian Bushfire Fund assists individuals and communities affected by devastating bushfires in Victoria.)
$1,000 Open Channel (Open Channel assists multimedia industries by offering a wide variety of support.)
$1,000 Spina Bifida (ASBHA is the peak body representing the interests of people with spina bifida, their families and carers with the goal of improving lives and communities.)
$1,000 Movember (Movember raises awareness about men’s health, particularly in relation to Prostate Cancer and Depression.)
$1,000 OpenBSD (OpenBSD is an operating system that AW uses internally.)
$1,000 Don Bosco Youth Centre and Hostel (Up to 1000 young people attend the spacious and well-equipped Youth Centre each week.)
$1,000 Ballarat Cancer Research Centre (Our vision – Is to unlock the cancer riddle through innovative cancer research.)
$1,000 The Benevolent Society (We believe that building stronger communities is the best way to reduce social and economic disadvantage.)
$1,000 Humane Society International Aust (Seeks to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals, including people.)
$1,000 Sydney Cultural Council (An independent community based organisation and a non-profit company. )
$1,000 Australian Cancer Research Foundation (Is the leading private provider of cancer research grants in Australia the aims of which are to diagnose treat prevent and ultimately defeat cancer.)
$1,000 Breast Cancer Network Australia (Our role is to empower, inform, represent and link together Australians affected by breast cancer.)
$1,000 The Spastic Centre (The Spastic Centre has been guided by a vision of responding in pragmatic and contemporary ways to the needs of people with cerebral palsy and their families.)
$1,000 Lifeline (Mission is to be there for everyone as support; to be the “ears of the nation”; to listen to people when in need; and, to help the community to avoid future crisis and trauma)
$1,000 Odyssey House (Provides residential and non-residential rehabilitation programs for drug and alcohol addiction and has also branched into treatment for gambling addition.)
$1,000 The Asylum Seekers Centre (Is a front line support centre for community based asylum seekers.)
$1,000 Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (We raise funds to provide and facilitate projects, professional assistance and direct assistance to individuals and their families.)
$1,000 Urban Seed Fundraising Appeal (A free lunch program in the heart of Melbourne.)
$1,000 Alzheimer’s Australia (It provides free statewide education and support services to people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, as well as their families and carers.)
$1,000 Angel Flight (All flights are free and may involve patients or compassionate carers travelling to or from medical facilities anywhere in Australia.)
$1,000 Royal District Nursing Service Victoria (Our services aim to keep people healthy and independent, enabling them to stay out of hospital and remain in the security and familiarity of their own homes.)
$1,000 Wesley Mission Melbourne (Vision is for justice, empowerment and transformation for those who are disadvantaged.)
$1,000 Richmond Fellowship Victoria (Is the largest provider of mental health services in Victoria.)
$1,000 Family Planning Victoria (FPV’s Sexual Health Clinics offer clients a confidential and safe setting in which to discuss sexual health issues and receive specialist sexual health care.)
$1,000 Clean Up Australia (Every year hundreds of thousands of Australians help clean up their local environment on Clean Up Australia Day)
$1,000 Reconciliation Australia (Promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians for the well-being of the nation)
$1,000 Seeing Eye Dogs Australia (Provides Seeing Eye Dogs free of charge to people who are blind or vision impaired)
$1,000 The Butterfly Foundation (Dedicated to changing culture, policy, and practice in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders)
$1,000 Cystic Fibrosis Australia (Promoting research to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis)
$1,000 United Nations Development Fund for Women (Provides assistance to innovative programmes to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality)
$1,000 Open Family Australia (Open Family outreach workers go out on Australian streets, at all hours of the day or night, to help alienated, lonely street children)
$1,000 The Tasmanian Devil Appeal (The Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is unique to Tasmania, and is being devastated by disease, threatening its existence)
$1,000 The Wilderness Society (A community-based environmental advocacy organisation, protecting, promoting, and restoring wilderness across Australia)
$1,000 Red Cross – Solomon Islands Tsunami (Red Cross works with communities overseas to help them be better prepared when disaster strikes.)
$1,000 Ballet Theatre Victoria (A wonderful group who are keeping the arts alive in Melbourne)
$1,000 Aussie Helpers (Aussie Helpers challenges Australians to keep the dream alive in the Outback)
$1,000 Fred Hollows Foundation (Restoring sight to underprivileged people around the world)
$1,000 Perl Foundation (An important programming language, allowing many of AW’s site features to work)
$1,000 Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (Caring and advocating for asylum seekers in Australia)
$1,000 Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) (Providing medical services to rural and remote Australia)
$1,000 The Brain Foundation (To reduce the incidence and impact of disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system)
$1,000 (An Open Source/Free Software suite that provides file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Used in the AW Office Network)
$500 Woodhull Freedom Foundation (Affirming sexual freedom as a fundamental human right)
$500 The Center for Sex and Culture (Sex-positive sexuality education)
$1,000 FSF Free Software Foundation (Preserving, protecting, and promoting the freedom to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer software. Without it, AW would not be the same)
$1,000 WIRES Wildlife Information and Rescue Service (Continuing the Australian aboriginal tradition of “custodianship” of the land and its wildlife)
$1,000 Oxfam Australia (Community-based aid and development)
$1,000 Make-A-Wish Foundation of Australia (Granting children and young people across Australia with a life-threatening illness their most cherised wishes)
$1,000 CentOS (An Enterprise-class Linux Distribution. AW’s 64-bit heart)
$1,000 RSPCA Australia (Preventing cruelty to animals)
$1,000 PSI (Improving reproductive health of low-income and vulnerable populations in developing countries)
$1,000 Country Fire Authority (to help deal with the fires in country Victoria)
$1,000 Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation
$1,000 Apache Software Foundation (the guys who manage Apache HTTP server software, which runs this very website)
$1,000 Mo-Vember (raising awareness for men’s health)
$1,000 Mo-Vember (raising awareness for men’s health)
$1,000 BeyondBlue: the national depression initiative (beyondblue is working with Mo-vember this year) 2006
$1,000 Mo-Vember (raising awareness for men’s health)
$1,000 OpenSSH
$1,000 World Vision
$1,000 Young Care (helping young Australians with high care needs)
$1,000 PBS Radio
$1,000 Breast Cancer Foundation
$1,000 The Smith Family (supporting families in need in Australia)