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Annual Report 2020/21

Thank You

ACF Patrons Marion Webster OAM and Hayden Raysmith AM meet with members of our giving community.

Annual Report 2020/21

Thank You

We couldn’t do it without you

Australian Communities Foundation extends a warm thank you to our patrons, funding partners, in-kind supporters, and our ACF Friends – a special group of supporters of the work we do towards a fairer and more sustainable Australia.


Hayden Raysmith AM
Marion Webster OAM

2020/21 bequests

Betty and Michael Phillips
Brenda June Hall-Bentick
June Irene Wanless
Donald and Joan Brogden
Graeme W McGregor

In-kind supporters

Hall and Wilcox
Herbert Smith Freehills

Event partners

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, Australian Council of Social Service, Australian Democracy Network, Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network, Change the Record, Hands Off Our Charities Alliance, Melbourne Writers Festival, NEXUS Australia, Reichstein Foundation, The Funding Network and more.

Become an ACF Friend

ACF Friends is a special group of supporters of the work we do towards a fairer and more sustainable Australia.

The ongoing support of this group has enabled us to build our capacity and invest in new strategic projects, such as the launch of Australia’s first formal philanthropic hub, the Community of Giving, in 2018.

As a token of our appreciation for our Friends, we offer unique opportunities for this group to get together and engage with community partners, including exclusive invitations from arts and culture organisations. Friends are also the first to hear about new developments at ACF.

There are a number of ways you can become an ACF Friend – whether that’s committing to leaving a bequest to ACF, donating money for our strategic work, referring people to ACF, volunteering on the ACF Board or a committee, or providing other in-kind support.

To learn more about ACF Friends, contact Anna Demant, Head of Impact on 03 9412 0412 or email

ACF Friends gather at the Community of Giving Hub in East Melbourne.

Annual Report 2020/21


Get the full story by downloading the Annual Report and Grants & Funds Booklet for 2020/21.