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 achieve positive social change and build healthy resilient communities.


A trusted and dynamic organisation which generates and distributes philanthropic resources in partnership with donors and others in response to social issues and community needs.

Our Values

We are committed to social, economic, cultural and environmental justice and uphold the values of:

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Equity