New accelerator program for emerging philanthropists


Are you an emerging philanthropist committed to learning and sharing best practices? Do you have the will and creativity to be a philanthropic innovator? Philanthropy Australia’s Emerging Philanthropist Accelerator Program could be just what you’re looking for.

Need to know: Bite sized media morsels from near and far

Generosity_Need to know News

Latest: Celebrating a giving Australia; Collette Care’s matching campaign to donate 100k meals; How millennials are changing the face of philanthropy; A few billionaires are turning medical philanthropy on its head; Community & Philanthropy Partnerships Week; SilverChef, Flight Centre, BHP recognise importance of philanthropy; Trust for charities at 6-year high; The power of Patagonia’s Black Friday donation; Great Australian Philanthropy Award; The rise of community philanthropy.

2016 Social Enterprise Award winners


Eight of Australia’s most innovative and inspiring social enterprises have taken out the honours at this year’s Social Enterprise Awards.

Philanthropy and human rights


Catherine Brown from Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation says protecting human rights and freedoms is the business of philanthropy.

Change the World: Perth’s game changing free event


Frustrated by how many cause organisations struggle to grow awareness in the digital age, Perth small business Hancock Creative decided to do something about it. The result is Change the World, a free event for nonprofits and social enterprises with expert speakers from around Australia.


The antidote to negativity

The Funding Network’s Lisa Cotton explains how a live collective giving event became a powerful antidote on the night that the US election result was announced.


Making Australia great again

Maree Sidey from Australian Communities Foundation says recent events in the US underscore the importance of philanthropy as an expression of democracy in action.

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Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Perpetual Trustees to Ben Winspear


  • Clive & Vera Ramaciotti Foundations to Seven biomedical researchers

    $778,310 in total

  • June Canavan Foundation to Netball Foundation


  • Len Ainsworth to University of Sydney

    $2 million

  • Pridham Foundation to University of South Australia

    $5 million

See all gifts