You may have noticed a few new names and faces in the Philanthropy & Impact Team over the past month, Georgia Mathews started with ACF recently in the part time Grants Coordinator position and will shortly move into the full time Grants Coordinator position. Prior to taking this position she worked as Community Philanthropy Coordinator [...]
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We finished 2017 with almost $900K committed to 10 projects through the ACF Impact Fund. Over $400K has been granted to date and the balance will be distributed over the next five years. It has been a big few months for our six inaugural Impact Fund grant recipients. We held workshops at the end of [...]
There are some important security changes that are happening across the computer industry from 15 March 2018. The global changes will make information sent over the internet even more secure through Transport Layer Security encryption protocol (TLS). In the lead up to the change we recommend that you check that you are using a TSL [...]
A warm hello to all of our donors and partners. I am now three weeks into my role as Head of Philanthropy & Impact and am really enjoying getting to know about each of your sub-funds, your areas of interest and how you like to participate in philanthropy. I look forward to meeting with you all [...]
We are sad to announce that after almost four years as Philanthropy Manager, Sarah Thompson has finished her time at ACF. Sarah has been a valuable member of the team and will be missed by all. She has been instrumental in supporting, facilitating and curating exciting strategic giving opportunities at ACF, including the development of [...]
Homework Clubs provide important learning support to young people who may have had disrupted education and receive limited study assistance at home. They are an inclusive and safe place for students to study and receive support. Homework Clubs are particularly important for students from a non-English speaking background, with approximately 75% of programs attended by [...]
We are enjoying having former Executive Director Helen Imber back at Australian Communities Foundation (ACF). Helen has been making a valuable contribution as Volunteer Program Coordinator and has shared some of her thoughts about attending an event to remember Scarlet Spain. A wonderful part of my return to ACF is the opportunity to meet new and re meet [...]
We are thrilled to welcome Impact100 Tasmania, the latest collective giving sub-fund, to the ACF community! Impact100 Tasmania was officially launched at Parliament House in Hobart at an event hosted by Elise Archer, Speaker of the House of Assembly. Among the enthusiastic crowd were many of Tasmania's prominent identities including Will Hodgman, Premier of Tasmania, [...]
Scaling the wall: How US philanthropic leaders are tackling the challenges of Trump Land Fresh from an insightful visit to the US, Maree Sidey reflects on the touch points where philanthropy is ‘pulling the gloves on and dropping into the middle of the country’s social mess’ and considers the takeaways for philanthropy in Australia. Missed [...]