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Support the recovery and future resilience of bushfire-affected communities

2019-11-20T13:17:26+00:00

15 November 2019 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. More than 130 bushfires continue to burn, with four people confirmed dead and at least 150 properties destroyed across New South Wales and Queensland. [...]

Support the recovery and future resilience of bushfire-affected communities2019-11-20T13:17:26+00:00

“I’m a bit of an evangelist for philanthropy”: Sue Dahn, Australia’s #1 financial adviser

2019-11-12T12:11:48+00:00

By Nicole Richards When Sue Dahn took out first place on this year’s list of Australia’s Top 50 Financial Advisers, she became the first woman to hold the coveted title. “I’m delighted for myself and the firm to win this prize and I hope more than anything else it encourages more women into this area,” Dahn [...]

“I’m a bit of an evangelist for philanthropy”: Sue Dahn, Australia’s #1 financial adviser2019-11-12T12:11:48+00:00

Victorian Opera: Enriching our cultural landscape

2019-11-08T10:59:53+00:00

Based in Melbourne, Victorian Opera is the state’s professional opera company and a national leader in presenting unforgettable opera experiences. Over 30,000 people experience our work annually through live performances and streamed events throughout Victoria. We premiere at least one new Australian work each year and have staged 22 new works since the company formed [...]

Victorian Opera: Enriching our cultural landscape2019-11-08T10:59:53+00:00

“Celebrating hope and the power of collective agency”: Impact Fund 2019 showcase

2019-11-04T16:05:53+00:00

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.

“Celebrating hope and the power of collective agency”: Impact Fund 2019 showcase2019-11-04T16:05:53+00:00

Next-level corporate giving: APT’s One Tomorrow Fund

2019-11-08T11:04:38+00:00

By Nicole Richards A strong sense of community has underpinned the philanthropic activities of Australia’s largest locally owned tour company, the APT Travel Group for generations. Established in 1927 by Bill McGeary who seized a business opportunity to shuttle stranded commuters between Northcote and Clifton Hill during a tram strike, the company is still owned [...]

Next-level corporate giving: APT’s One Tomorrow Fund2019-11-08T11:04:38+00:00

Gender equality advocate wins 2019 Sally Isaac Memorial Scholarship

2019-10-07T17:59:03+00:00

Sally Isaac Memorial Scholarship recipient Siobhan Hardiman with Ben Heard from Monash City Council. By Dom O'Donnell The Sally Isaac Memorial Scholarship Fund has recognised the work of Melbourne-based gender equality advocate Siobhan Hardiman, awarding her with a $10,000 scholarship to further her study into gender transformative practice and its role in [...]

Gender equality advocate wins 2019 Sally Isaac Memorial Scholarship2019-10-07T17:59:03+00:00

‘Giving is a way of bringing about change’: Dennis Altman on the interplay between activism and giving

2019-10-08T01:30:10+00:00

By Dom O'Donnell Unrequited Love: Diary of an Accidental Activist is the new book from academic, queer rights activist and long-time funder at Australian Communities Foundation (ACF), Dennis Altman. Written through the lens of recent activism and the rise of authoritarianism around the world, Dennis’ memoir tracks his own history as an activist and [...]

‘Giving is a way of bringing about change’: Dennis Altman on the interplay between activism and giving2019-10-08T01:30:10+00:00

Brightlight appointed as new investment advisers

2019-09-23T17:33:16+00:00

Earlier this year our Finance and Investment Committee formed a specialist working group to oversee the tendering of our investment advisory services. Australian Communities Foundation’s (ACF) investment advisory services are re-tendered at regular intervals to ensure good governance and were last put to market six years ago. Fourteen leading investment advisory firms were invited to [...]

Brightlight appointed as new investment advisers2019-09-23T17:33:16+00:00

Fund profile: Positive Futures

2019-08-30T14:26:54+00:00

The aim of the fund, Positive Futures, is to support organisations that work to improve the sustainability of the environment and/or the well-being of those who live in it. It has particular focus on women’s issues, women with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups in society.

Fund profile: Positive Futures2019-08-30T14:26:54+00:00