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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

In Conversation with Melbourne Writers Festival

2019-09-03T16:38:28+00:00

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 Festival2019-09-03T16:38:28+00:00

Impact Fund grantee Alliance for Gambling Reform celebrating recent progress

2019-10-07T18:02:31+00:00

By Dom O'Donnell 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 [...]

Impact Fund grantee Alliance for Gambling Reform celebrating recent progress2019-10-07T18:02:31+00:00

NAIDOC Week Lunch with Reichstein Foundation

2019-07-23T15:52:45+00:00

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