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Ethical Enterprise Award 2017 Now Open

Ethical Enterprise Award 2017

Nominations are now open for enterprises in Australia who do good for people, the planet and animals to be recognised through Moral Fairground’s innovative awards program.

$1 Million Gift to Zoos Victoria

Engangered species such as the Tasmanian Devil will benefit from the $1 million gift.

The $1 million gift from the Bowness Family Foundation will establish an endowment fund to help secure the long-term future of Zoos Victoria and its position as a world-leading conservation organisation.

Regional and Rural Education Need our Support


It is hard to overstate the value of a good education. Teaching our children is one of the most important things we do as a society. Education and learning new skills should be a lifelong pursuit but there is a divide between metropolitan and regional and rural areas.

Celebrating philanthropy in the arts


The 2017 Creative Partnerships Awards honoured five champions of the arts from Australia’s philanthropic, cultural and business sectors, including Queensland philanthropist, Joseph O’Brien.

Collaboration + collective giving = Game changer


At a time when individuals have more power than at any time in history, inequality is widespread and deepening. The Funding Network's Lisa Cotton says collaboration and collective giving are powerful practices with the potential to make lasting structural changes.

A Philanthropist's Guide to the Future


“We believe philanthropy is changing. The points of entry have grown more diverse, the attitudes more humble and inclusive, the tactics more sophisticated.”

The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation supports Indigenous artists.

Pro Bono: Protecting People's Rights

Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation: "Lawyers are in a unique position to help people experiencing disadvantage navigate the legal system and have their voices heard."

philanthropy with a handshake

meetmagic: Philanthropy in a Handshake

The brainchild of former sales executive, Carl Gough, meetmagic appears to be the world’s first business-to-business software platform designed to make a positive social impact by connecting corporate decision makers with the technology startup and innovation market.

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Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • NAB Foundation to Luke Batty Foundation, The University of Melbourne, Two Good Co, Infoxchange, WIRE, Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation

    $1.4 million

  • Bowness Family Foundation to Zoos Victoria


  • Wheelton Philanthrophy to Northern Health Foundation


  • ANZ Seeds of Renewal to Various regional community groups via the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)


  • State Trustees Australia Foundation to Royal District Nursing Service


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