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Partnerships for change: Ganbina and the Beeton Family Fund


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 [...]

Partnerships for change: Ganbina and the Beeton Family Fund2019-06-25T17:03:18+00:00

Fund profile: Spend It Well


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 [...]

Fund profile: Spend It Well2019-06-28T09:24:06+00:00

Case study: Forbes James


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, [...]

Case study: Forbes James2019-06-06T15:12:27+00:00

The Anna Rose and Simon Sheikh Family Fund


“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 [...]

The Anna Rose and Simon Sheikh Family Fund2019-06-04T15:12:56+00:00

Tackling Inequality Donor Circle with ACF funders


The Tackling Inequality Donor Circle on Tuesday 7 May was quite the learning experience. The discussion made it very clear that there is immense value in bringing legal services into health settings. Thanks to our funders for showing a keen interest in exploring new ways of achieving justice both systematically and at a grassroots level. Also, a big [...]

Tackling Inequality Donor Circle with ACF funders2019-05-17T10:48:15+00:00

Rewarding philanthropy is about learning


Agile and respectful philanthropy that centres on partnerships and community brings about better outcomes for everyone involved. Jackie Yowell from the Fairer Futures Fund has experienced this firsthand since she established her fund with ACF more than ten years ago.

Rewarding philanthropy is about learning2019-05-17T10:49:35+00:00

Safeguarding the Environment with ACF funders


The first environment donor circle for 2019 gave important context to the current state of climate activism. It was especially great to hear positive and hopeful perspectives from the experts, from young leaders like #SchoolsStrike4Climate representative Anica, and from our guests. If you're interested in supporting the work of the organisations that were involved in the [...]

Safeguarding the Environment with ACF funders2019-04-30T11:01:45+00:00

‘By establishing the Fund, we are able to keep our beautiful girl’s name alive’


The Morgan Mansell Fund, the 300th sub-fund to be established at Australian Communities Foundation. The Fund is designed to raise funds and make annual grants that support research associated with Morgan’s health issues, particularly melanoma which remains the most common cancer in young Australians aged 15-39.

‘By establishing the Fund, we are able to keep our beautiful girl’s name alive’2019-05-02T10:51:20+00:00