Our CEO Maree Sidey chats with Pro Bono Australia about our transition to 100% responsible investing and why foundations shouldn’t be scared to take the same journey.
Updates from the Poverty and Inequality Partnership, Farmers for Climate Action, the Public Interest Journalism Initiative and Country Needs People.
Updates from Human Rights Law Centre, ACOSS, Dhadjowa Foundation and more.
As part of our transition to a new database, we’re introducing a new online portal for our grant partners.
Updates from Equality Australia, Everybody’s Home, Raise the Rate and more.
At Australian Communities Foundation, we’re committed to making philanthropy easy and accessible. That’s why we’re introducing a new and improved online portal for our giving community.
Updates from Our Islands Our Home, Australian Marine Conservation Society, Reset Australia and more.
Australian Communities Foundation congratulates friends and members of our giving community on being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List for their achievements in the NFP and philanthropic sector.
Updates from #OurDemocracy campaign, Climate Council, Uluru Statement and Change the Record.
ChangeFest is a national celebration of place-based social change with a growing focus on systems change.
Updates from Renew, Australian Gun Safety Alliance, SNAICC and the Dhadjowa Foundation, plus an update on the Change the Record campaign, supported by four Impact Fund partners.
Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation – a ground-breaking expose on how Pokies are programmed for addiction – has supported the work of Impact Fund partner, the Alliance for Gambling Reform.
Updates from four partners, including the Public Interest Journalism Initiative’s response to the passing of the News Media Bargaining Code.
Find out how our Impact Fund partners are advancing social, environmental and cultural justice in Australia in this update.
Updates from four Impact Fund partners, including a new report on housing stress and homelessness, and a public health resource to curb misinformation.
The National Crisis Response Fund has awarded another 10 grants to communities across Australia, including grants to Give Where You Live and StreetSmart for regranting.
The National Crisis Response Fund has awarded another 15 grants to communities across Australia feeling the long-lasting impacts of a year of disruption.
The potency of collective giving as a force for change was on full display at Reimagining Australia: Meet the Changemakers on 22 October.
As the end of a very unusual 2020 approaches, we reflect on the changes that have been made across the investment portfolio.
News and updates for the giving community from our Impact Fund partners.
The National Crisis Response Fund has awarded another 15 grants to communities most in need of our support at this time.
Australian Communities Foundation and our community of givers are looking to windows of opportunity for change on a national scale.
In response to this crucial moment, Australian Communities Foundation is adapting the Impact Fund to do things a little differently this year.
The National Crisis Response Fund has disbursed another two grants to organisations serving communities most in need of our support during COVID-19.
Australian Communities Foundation is deeply saddened by the recent passing of one of Australia’s greatest champions of philanthropy, Dr Christopher Baker.
Two ACF sub-funds, the Koondee Woonga-gat Toor-rong Fund and Hobsons Bay Community Fund, have both received $100,000 in support from the Ecstra Foundation.
The Australian Government has just announced changes to the guidelines for private and public ancillary funds, incentivising donors to give support at a time when communities across Australia need it most.
A snapshot of funding from the giving community in response to Covid-19 and Australia’s Black Summer.
The National Crisis Response Fund has awarded its first three grants, reaching communities especially vulnerable to the repercussions of COVID-19.
Supporting key players in digital civil society to strategise effectively.
Yaqiu Wang from Human Rights Watch and Osmond Chiu from Per Capita share insights with our Tackling Inequality Learning Circle.
Australian Communities Foundation and peak body Philanthropy Australia launch the COVID-19 National Funding Platform.
Funding recommendations and suggestions for making a difference in your community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all, but social distancing should not mean social isolation – we’re all in this together and we will be finding creative and ingenious ways to stay connected as a community over the next few months.
Funding recommendations that are specifically connected with Kangaroo Island and the unique challenges the community there faces.
Throughout the year, our donors have a number of opportunities to come together to discuss topics of interest in particular focus areas, with best-practice giving being the latest addition.
Louise Kuramoto, Head of Philanthropy & Impact, shares an update on our giving community’s response to the bushfire crisis.
It’s been a confronting start to 2020, yet people around Australia have responded swiftly and generously as the nationwide bushfire crisis continues to unfold.
The devastation caused by bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland is a national issue that calls for us to band together in support of the affected communities.
This year’s Impact Fund showcase, held on 24 October, was bigger and bolder than ever with more than 170 guests filling The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne’s CBD.
As one of Australia’s foremost ethical and impact investment firms, Brightlight will support Australian Communities Foundation to transition to 100% responsible investing.
In June 2019, four ACF staff attended the Community Foundations of Canada Conference and met with social change advocates across North America.
In an article for Pro Bono News, Louise Kuramoto, Head of Philanthropy & Impact, shares five lessons the Australian Communities Foundation learned from a recent trip to the United States.
We share a speech delivered by co-founder and Patron Hayden Raysmith AM at the launch of Victoria’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led philanthropic fund.
Pro Bono Australia chat with Maree about democratising philanthropy and the global community foundation movement.
Australian Communities Foundation entirely divests its $90 million corpus investment portfolio from fossil fuels and focus on investments with positive environmental outcomes.
We share the top insights from our 2017 Donor Survey. Ninety-three percent of our giving community would recommend ACF to a friend.
With support from the Impact Fund and other ACF funds, ACOSS launches new study to find policy answers and actions to reduce inequality.
ACF committee member and long-time donor, Sue Dahn, is named leading female adviser in the 2018 list of Top 50 Financial Advisers in Australia.
A warm welcome to Eric Beecher, our newest director, who will take up the role of Board Chair.
Louise Kuramoto joins the team, bringing several years of experience in granting strategy, monitoring and evaluation and addressing social issues.