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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
“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 [...]