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Fund profile: Positive Futures


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 Futures2019-08-22T14:27:46+00:00

In Conversation with Melbourne Writers Festival


On Thursday 18 July, the Arts and Culture Interest Group came together at the Community of Giving for a conversation with the Melbourne Writers Festival. The conversation gave special insight into how the Melbourne Writers Festival pulls together such an awe-inspiring lineup of artists, authors and events each year. The thoughtful curation of the festival is [...]

In Conversation with Melbourne Writers Festival2019-07-22T14:57:44+00:00

Impact Fund grantee Alliance for Gambling Reform celebrating recent progress


Inaugural Impact Fund grantee, the Alliance for Gambling Reform, is celebrating recent wins in its campaign for divestment from poker machines and for gambling reform more broadly. The first of these wins came in March this year when supermarket giant Coles announced it had offloaded its pokies business in a new joint-venture deal. After forming [...]

Impact Fund grantee Alliance for Gambling Reform celebrating recent progress2019-07-23T11:02:19+00:00

NAIDOC Week Lunch with Reichstein Foundation


In celebration of NAIDOC Week, the Reichstein Foundation hosted a beautiful home-cooked lunch and baked treats to raise funds for Bubup Wilam Early Learning and the Indigenous-led Koondee Woonga-gat Toor-rong philanthropic fund. Bubup Wilam is a unique centre for Aboriginal children and their families, helping to nurture strong kids in a culturally rich and supportive educational environment. You can support [...]

NAIDOC Week Lunch with Reichstein Foundation2019-07-23T15:52:45+00:00

Getting philanthropy to ‘yoga status’


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. "It’s often said that philanthropic practice in the US is years ahead of Australia. It’s been a point of contention for many of us who [...]

Getting philanthropy to ‘yoga status’2019-07-15T14:53:20+00:00

‘Philanthropy can help drive complacent or unimaginative governments to think differently about issues’: Peter McMullin


The twin themes of community and collective effort have underpinned Peter McMullin’s philanthropic journey for as long as he can remember. “I’ve always been involved in community life,” Peter says, “so the transition from community engagement to philanthropy felt like a fairly seamless one over time.” The convergence of Peter’s personal and professional roles is [...]

‘Philanthropy can help drive complacent or unimaginative governments to think differently about issues’: Peter McMullin2019-06-27T21:05:54+00:00