Earlier this month, we were honoured to join in the celebrations at the launch of Victoria's first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led philanthropic fund. ACF co-founder and Patron Hayden Raysmith AM delivered the below speech on behalf of CEO Maree Sidey. A special thank you also to Aunty Di, and to the Wurundjeri people on [...]
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When buying gifts for your loved ones this festive season, why not also have a positive impact by supporting a local social enterprise? A few ideas to get you started... Lush Charity Pot buy Charity Pot hand and body lotion from Lush and all proceeds go to small, grassroots groups in Australia, New Zealand and [...]
A special evening at Community of Giving.
ACF and our colleagues at the Community of Giving (Level 6, 126 Wellington Parade East Melbourne) have created an online Giving Tree to inspire your giving this festive season. There is something to inspire everyone including a focus on; Women and Girls, Environment, LGBT, Indigenous, Children and Young People, and the Arts. Click on each [...]
Australia’s oldest and largest independent community foundation will entirely divest its $90 million corpus investment portfolio from fossil fuels and focus on investments with positive environmental outcomes. This commitment is part of a global DivestInvest announcement at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco. The global DivestInvest movement has combined commitments of $6.2 [...]
There were a number of interesting findings from the Donor Survey. Here are the key highlights: ACF donors are very happy with the service, with 93% indicating they were quite satisfied (38%) or very satisfied (55%). The likelihood to recommend ACF was also exceptionally high at 93%,with 69% very likely and 24% likely to recommend [...]
The Impact Fund looks for opportunities to build momentum and accelerate progress by addressing issues of national concern, in the areas of: Tackling Inequality Empowering Indigenous Communities Safeguarding the Environment Strengthening Democracy. In 2017, we funded 6 strategic projects. A year on, here are their stories. Country Needs People campaign - Pew Charitable Trust [...]