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Latest: Bill Gates Adds $4.6 Billion to Foundation Endowment; Equity Trustees Role Fits Jeff Kennett’s Philanthropic Passion; Call to Exempt Charities from International Philanthropy Ban; Cerebral Palsy Alliance announced as Macquarie’s $100,000 Social Innovation Award recipient; A Conversation with Philanthropist Lowell Milken; Even for Philanthropists, Museums Can Make Art a Tough Give; Companies Targeting Environmental Goals Get Fat Investments from Millennials; Is BEAM the Future of Philanthropy?

FineFixer: New Service to Help Victorians Manage Fines


Getting a fine can ruin your day, or your month if it is a big one. But thanks to a new website funded by the Victorian Law Foundation, the people of Victoria can now find out what their options are if they do find themselves on the wrong side of a parking inspector or a police officer. And it’s helping relieve the burden on Legal Aid and community legal centres.

Small Grants, Big Impact

Bush Poet John Hayes

What makes an effective philanthropic investment? FRRR looks back at a decade of investment in a small Western Australian town.

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

Artist Lenie Namatjira

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair will showcase the work of artists from 65 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community Art Centres from across Australia with the support of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.

Backing our Next Generation of Social Innovators

Westpac Social Change Scholar Jeremy Forbes.

“I think there is opportunity for the industry to work differently in the world of philanthropy for long-term, sustainable change in Australia.” Susan Bannigan, CEO Westpac Bicentennial Foundation, discussing the Westpac Social Change Fellowships.

The Power of Collective Giving

Women aged 41-65 are driving the growth of collective giving in Australia.

New research suggests that participating in collective giving has the potential to substantially grow philanthropy and build stronger communities in Australia.

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.

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Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Newman’s Own Foundation to CanTeen


  • John Richard Kuhlmann Foundation to South West Sydney Local Health District


  • CAGES Foundation to various organisations working to improve the opportunities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

    $1.2 million

  • Gail Kelly to UNSW


  • Lyone Foundation to Feel the Magic Foundation, Soldier On, The Gold Foundation


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