The Stella Forever Fund is an initiative to secure the Stella Prize for generations of women writers to come.

The aim of the Fund is to raise $3 million over ten years to generate prize money for the Stella Prize in perpetuity.

The endowment of the prize money in the Stella Forever Fund, and the separation of that campaign from general fundraising for Stella’s operational and core program needs, will ensure that the prize becomes a lasting legacy for writers, readers and donors alike.

Stella Forever Donors
Paula McLean
Ellen Koshland
Estate of Beverley Shelton and her late husband Martin Schönthal
The Mahlab Family
Berry Liberman
Joanna Baevski
Diane Balnaves
Este Darin-Cooper
Jennifer Darin
Seri Renkin and Danny Bessell
Margie Seale
Justice Michelle Gordon
Pamela Petschack
The Key Foundation
The Serp Hills Foundation
Michaela Healey
Lynne Jensen (in memory of Neryl Jensen)
Robert McLean AM
Alexandra Grimwade
Merran Dawson
Lillian Kline
Caroline Chernov
Nicole Abadee

To donate to the Stella Forever Fund or to request more detailed information about its policies, donation timeframes and investment strategies, please contact Stella at

Direct transfers to the Stella Forever Fund can be made via EFT using our account details:
Account name: The Stella Prize Inc <Endowment>
Bank: ANZ
BSB: 013-128
Account number: 836 828 078

If you make an EFT donation, please email Stella at so that we can confirm we have received your donation.

The first Annual Investment Committee Report for the Stella Forever Fund, for the year ended 30 June 2017, can be viewed here.