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.

Australian Communities Foundation uses its grantmaking expertise and in-depth knowledge of community issues to assist donors develop strategic giving plans and make effective grants that meet their own charitable goals and address needs in the community

We research and identify the changing needs of communities, the patterns and trends of disadvantage, as well as the developing interventions and initiatives designed to address disadvantage.

We understand the charitable and philanthropic spectrum, from supporting service provision and direct relief of disadvantage, to developing social enterprise and exploring alternative and innovative funding approaches for philanthropy.


To inspire and enable accessible philanthropy to build healthy resilient communities and positive social change across Australia.


A trusted and vibrant organisation which generates and distributes philanthropic resources that match donor interests to emerging social issues and needs of communities.


Australian Communities Foundation makes philanthropy, easy accessible, inspiring and rewarding.

We aim to do this through our guiding principles:

Commitment to social, economic and environmental justice