Welcome to Australian Communities Foundation
Whatever your passion, we can help you make a real difference.
The Foundation began in 1997 as Melbourne Community Foundation. Renaming it Australian Communities Foundation more accurately reflects our current work, which continues to grow nationally and reach globally.
Australian Communities Foundation offers individuals, families, groups, corporations and not-for-profit organisations an easy and satisfying way of giving something of real value back to the community that they care about.
How it works
Donors establish philanthropic funds under Australian Communities Foundation’s legal structure and all donations are pooled and invested. The income generated from this investment is used over time to support charitable projects and organisations and to help build healthy resilient communities.
With a huge breadth of grantmaking expertise and a comprehensive knowledge of community issues we are able to assist donors develop strategic giving plans. This strategic focus allows Australian Communities Foundation to make grants that meet donors’ charitable requests and goals as well as addressing needs in the community.
Excited about the future.
We believe we can make a difference, together. Whether you are a donor or a professional adviser we can help you find ways to make a charitable, tax-effective contribution to your community. From the types of sub-funds you can establish at Australian Communities Foundation, to information on workplace giving for corporates, educational scholarship funds, grantmaking and strategic initiatives there are a huge range of opportunities to help you make a positive impact where it counts.
Contact Australian Communities Foundation
Australian Communities Foundation can be contacted on 03 94120412 or send an email to