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 [...]
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During a trip to North America in June, four members of the ACF team attended the Community Foundations of Canada Conference and met with foundations, giving networks and social change advocates.
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 [...]
‘Philanthropy can help drive complacent or unimaginative governments to think differently about issues’: Peter McMullinACF_admin2019-06-27T21:05:54+00:00
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 [...]
Our relationship with Ganbina goes all the way back to 2007, and it has been a pleasure to support this organisation and watch it grow ever since. Through our giving community, Australian Communities Foundation has been able to connect Ganbina with funders, knowing that the experience they will have will be memorable. Sue Beeton from [...]
Spend It Well is an Australian charity and ACF sub fund that has built 9 schools in remote parts of East Timor in the last 10 years. Ninety per cent of East Timor’s infrastructure – including schools – was destroyed in the violence that followed its independence in 1999. As a result, many of the [...]
Forbes James, Director of The Wealth Mentoring Group, has been recommending ACF to his clients for more than seven years. He’s also a member of the ACF community himself, having set up his own sub-fund. “I’d always had a personal interest in philanthropy,” Forbes explains. “The topic had come up with a number of clients, [...]
“My husband Simon and I have both cared about social and environment justice since we were kids. I grew up in a farming family and when I was fourteen the millennium drought shook me to the core, leading me to get involved in climate change activism. My first campaign was against a proposed new BHP [...]