Upcoming Seminars and Workshops

Legal Laneway Breakfast 2018

Early bird registrations now open!

Come and celebrate the opening of the legal year at Victoria Law Foundation’s informal Legal Laneway Breakfast held in Hardware Lane.

Now in its 15th year, the breakfast is a great way to catch up with colleagues and hear from guest speaker, Victoria’s Attorney-General The Honourable Martin Pakula MP.

Register by Friday 12 January 2018 to be in the running for an early bird prize.

Details: Wednesday 7 February 2018 | 8:00 am–9:00 am | Hardware Lane, between Little Bourke and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne | Attendance is free

 Registration here:

Start: February 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am
End: February 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Venue: Hardware Lane,
between Little Bourke and Lonsdale Streets
Melbourne, VIC Australia

TFN Live Melbourne

TFN Melbourne’s first event of 2018 from grassroots non-profits addressing youth unemployment in Inner North Melbourne (Darebin, Yarra and Moreland).

Cost: $30.00 per attendee
Date: 22 February 2018
Time: 5.30pm for 6pm start
Venue: Hall and Wilcox, Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins St, Melbourne

For more information and to register, visit the website.


Start: February 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 22, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue

Generosity Forum 2018

Watch this space for details.


Coming 27 Feb 2018.

Start: February 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am
End: February 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Pullman Melbourne on the Park
192 Wellington Parade
MELBOURNE, VIC 3002 Australia
Cost: Coming soon


Eco:Investing – Philanthropy Energising the Green Economy

20 March, 2018, Sydney

Conference: 8.00am to 5.30pm   I    Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.00pm

The green economy is at our doorstep with the promise of delivering unimaginable benefits for the climate and biodiversity, forests and food systems, inland water and oceans.  But there are also headwinds at play – corporate, political and economic – which will impact the way our green economy develops and the benefits for our environment. This year’s AEGN conference will ask:

  • What is the state of Australia’s green economy?
  • How can philanthropy influence, energise and invest in the green economy?
  • Why is philanthropy needed and what are the best ideas and opportunities?
  • Who are the experts, leaders and fellow-funders to collaborate with?

Keynote by Ellen Dorsey, CEO of the Wallace Global Fund, and founder of DivestInvest.


$525 early bird until 6 February 2018

$595 from 7 February to 20 March 2018


For more information and to register, visit the website.

**This event is open to grantmakers only

Start: March 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am
End: March 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

TFN Live Sydney

TFN Sydney is once again being hosted by founding partner The AMP Foundation. Theme to be announced soon.

Cost: $30.00 per attendee
Date: 27 March 2018
Time: 5.30pm for 6pm start
Venue: AMP, 33 Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

For more information and to register, visit the website.

Start: March 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: March 27, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue

Philanthropy Australia 2018 Conference: Is Purpose Enough?

Save the Date

Where: Melbourne, VIC

When: Tue 4th Sep 2018 to Thu 6th Sep 2018 (3 days)

Venue: Grand Hyatt

Start: September 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am
End: September 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Grand Hyatt
Melbourne, Australia

Gift table

Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation to 16 groups including the Hunter Medical Research Institute.


  • Victoria Law Foundation to St Kilda Legal Service and Victorian AIDS Council


  • Paul Ramsay Foundation to Generation V

    $24.5 million

  • NFMRI to Dr Joanna Woodcock, University of South Australia


  • NFMRI to Professor Philip Sutton, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute


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