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Graham and Louise Tuckwell give gift valued at $200 million to ANU


Philanthropists Graham and Louise Tuckwell have announced Australia's largest personal philanthropic contribution to a university, worth about $200 million over 30 years, to fund a major expansion of the prized Tuckwell Scholarship Program at The Australian National University.

Jewish Care Vic receives $5 million donation


“We hope that others in our community will be inspired by this gift,” says Hannah Cohen, who made the generous donation with her family in memory of the late Daryl Cohen.

Unleashing the potential of workplace giving: One Million Donors


Jenny Geddes, CEO of The Australian Charities Fund (ACF), believes workplace giving has the potential to change the landscape of giving in Australia forever. With a target of one million workplace givers in its sights, ACF is encouraging business leaders to take up the challenge.

Australia’s social enterprise sector gains momentum


Social enterprise is on the rise and so too is philanthropy’s interest and support. David Brookes from Social Traders talks about the valuable role of philanthropic support, the potential of social procurement, and the pressing need for a clear policy framework.


8 tips for philanthropists funding grassroots projects

There are enormous benefits for both philanthropists and grassroots community groups in working together—especially in rural, regional and remote Australia. However, FRRR’s CEO, Natalie Egleton, says there are some key things to be aware of before diving in.


Clarity of purpose: Justice Connect Premium

“Clarity is hard work—it’s much easier to be murky,” says Justice Connect CEO Fiona McLeay. On the eve of her trip to the US to take up her Stanford Australia Foundation Dyson Bequest Scholarship, she shares her insights about impact and what it takes to build successful partnerships with philanthropy.


What does it mean to be NDIS ready?

How The Australian Centre for Social Innovation is working in partnership with the Fay Fuller Foundation and The Difference Incubator to improve outcomes for people with disability.

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Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal to 24 community groups

    $180,000 total

  • Melbourne Women’s Fund to Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service Victoria


  • Graham and Louise Tuckwell to Australian National University

    $100 million

  • Family of the late Daryl Cohen to Jewish Care Victoria

    $5 million

  • Gardiner Dairy Foundation & FRRR to 31 community groups

    $113,000 total

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