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Our Impact

2018/19 Impact

IN 2018/19, OUR COMMUNITY OF 315 FUNDS DISTRIBUTED 698 GRANTS TO 449 ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS. TOGETHER, WE GRANTED $9,379,996 IN TOTAL: 10.4% OF OUR ENTIRE CORPUS. OUR SMALLEST GRANT WAS $500 AND OUR LARGEST WAS $300,000.

Our Focus Areas

       

 

At Australian Communities Foundation, we’re tracking our collective impact across five key focus areas: tackling inequality; strengthening democracy; supporting Indigenous communities; safeguarding our environment; and building a culturally vibrant society.

Watch: An introduction to impact

Showcasing some of our grantee partners working across our five focus areas.

With thanks to 100 Story Building, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, SisterWorks, Melbourne Indigenous Transition School, Free to Feed, Abbotsford Convent, Climate Council, Charcoal Lane.

We're for Communities

Mapping Our Impact

Explore our latest grants – get inspired and co-fund with our giving community.

Where We’re Headed: 2019–2023

Our 2019–23 strategy leverages our role as funder, enabler, capacity builder, platform and broker for change to activate a nation of givers and maximise our impact across Australia.

100% Responsible Investing by 2021

Brightlight Advisory are our new investment adivsers, supporting us to actively seek out investments which have both a positive social or environmental impact and strong financial return.

Impact Fund

By harnessing the power of our community’s shared ambition for a fairer and more sustainable Australia, the Impact Fund demonstrates what we can achieve when we come together.

Our Staff Fund

Our team has just launched the first Staff Fund at Australian Communities Foundation. The focus of the fund is to support some of the smaller projects that may otherwise struggle to attract funding. The first grant will be made in early 2020.