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Australian Communities Foundation is a non-profit, intermediary foundation working with hundreds of everyday philanthropists to support structured giving, address social issues, and create positive, community-led change.

We are currently home to more than 500 funds and foundations led by families, individuals, giving groups, and corporate/NFP organisations across Australia. In 25 years, we have grown into one of Australia’s largest community foundations with a unique national focus.

We foster a supportive, collaborative, values-led, and flexible team environment. You will have the opportunity to be involved in projects that make a meaningful difference to people and planet. We believe in a fairer Australia – one where social, environmental and cultural justice is the norm – and if you want to join our team, you should too!

Our purpose: Activate a nation of givers to create a fairer and more sustainable Australia.

Our role: As a broker of change, we enable, support and amplify giving.

Our promise: We are an organisation built on strong values, using capital as a means of achieving impact.

Our values: Inclusion, Agency, Courage and Fairness.

Current Openings

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Communities Foundation is seeking its next Chief Executive Officer to lead the Foundation into the future. As the driving force behind our strategic vision, you will work closely with the dedicated Board of Directors and senior leadership team to activate giving and drive positive social and environmental change for a fairer Australia.

Recruiter Odgers Berndtson is assisting with this appointment. For a confidential conversation, please contact Julia Soutter on +61 3 8375 7465 or email

Australian Communities Foundation is proud to be an inclusive and equal-opportunity workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people identifying as LGBTQIA+, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and people with lived experience of disability.

Benefits of working with us

  • A paid day off per month for Wellness – for you to focus on you
  • A friendly community workplace where well-behaved dogs are welcome
  • A workplace committed to embedding best practice D&I and Reconciliation strategies
  • And because we walk the talk, our ACF Staff Fund matches donations from our team when they give to the causes they care about.

Great Place To Work Certified

Australian Communities Foundation is Great Place to Work-Certified™ for 2022-23. 100% of our team is proud to work here and think the Foundation is a great place to work.

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