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 [...]
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‘Giving is a way of bringing about change’: Dennis Altman on the interplay between activism and givingACF_admin2019-12-10T16:13:45+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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
For Bruce and Ann McGregor, collaboration has been one of the most valuable lessons they’ve learned about philanthropy since establishing the Melliodora Fund, a sub-fund of Australian Communities Foundation, in 2008.
Joining us after her appearance at Progress 2019, Anat shared expert messaging strategies for meaningful and helpful communications with a number of ACF funders, trusts and foundations.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.