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Staff Update

2017-10-26T14:01:27+00:00

We are sad to announce that after almost four years as Philanthropy Manager, Sarah Thompson has finished her time at ACF. Sarah has been a valuable member of the team and will be missed by all. She has been instrumental in supporting, facilitating and curating exciting strategic giving opportunities at ACF, including the development of [...]

Staff Update 2017-10-26T14:01:27+00:00

Co-funding Opportunity with the Homework Club Partnership Fund

2017-10-04T13:43:20+00:00

Homework Clubs provide important learning support to young people who may have had disrupted education and receive limited study assistance at home. They are an inclusive and safe place for students to study and receive support. Homework Clubs are particularly important for students from a non-English speaking background, with approximately 75% of programs attended by [...]

Co-funding Opportunity with the Homework Club Partnership Fund 2017-10-04T13:43:20+00:00

Welcome Impact100 Tasmania!

2017-10-04T13:43:20+00:00

We are thrilled to welcome Impact100 Tasmania, the latest collective giving sub-fund, to the ACF community! Impact100 Tasmania was officially launched at Parliament House in Hobart at an event hosted by Elise Archer, Speaker of the House of Assembly. Among the enthusiastic crowd were many of Tasmania's prominent identities including Will Hodgman, Premier of Tasmania, [...]

Welcome Impact100 Tasmania! 2017-10-04T13:43:20+00:00

CEO Blog – Scaling the wall (Part 2)

2017-10-04T13:43:20+00:00

Scaling the wall: How US philanthropic leaders are tackling the challenges of Trump Land Fresh from an insightful visit to the US, Maree Sidey reflects on the touch points where philanthropy is ‘pulling the gloves on and dropping into the middle of the country’s social mess’ and considers the takeaways for philanthropy in Australia. Missed [...]

CEO Blog – Scaling the wall (Part 2) 2017-10-04T13:43:20+00:00

CEO Blog – Scaling the wall (Part 1)

2017-10-04T13:43:21+00:00

Scaling the wall: How US philanthropic leaders are tackling the challenges of Trump Land Fresh from an insightful visit to the US, Maree Sidey reflects on the touch points where philanthropy is ‘pulling the gloves on and dropping into the middle of the country’s social mess’ and considers the takeaways for philanthropy in Australia. As [...]

CEO Blog – Scaling the wall (Part 1) 2017-10-04T13:43:21+00:00

CEO Blog – Tackling Closing Space

2017-10-04T13:43:21+00:00

Australian Communities Foundation (ACF) CEO Maree Sidey recently travelled to Mexico City to attend the Worldwide Initiative for Grantmakers Support (WINGS) Forum. Read her reflections below.  The WINGS Forum was a fantastic and inspirational three days of watching philanthropy, traditionally a conservative and politically neutral sector, grapple with the very real and troubling times we [...]

CEO Blog – Tackling Closing Space 2017-10-04T13:43:21+00:00

Be Bold for Change – IWD17

2017-10-04T13:43:21+00:00

Today is International Women's Day (IWD). It is a day to celebrate the achievements of women and to take action to drive change. This year's theme is #BeBoldForChange. As part of the celebrations, Good2Give has profile a number of women leading the charge within philanthropy. They include JK Rowling, Melinda Gates and a strong contingent of Australian leaders [...]

Be Bold for Change – IWD17 2017-10-04T13:43:21+00:00

Conversation with a Change Maker – Dame Julia Cleverdon

2017-03-08T12:27:57+00:00

We were honoured to host a morning tea late last year for ACF donors, staff and not-for-profit friends with special guest Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO CBE . Dame Julia has been described as “a passionate and practical campaigner who has gained an international reputation for connecting the unconnected, inspiring individuals and organisations to work together for the [...]

Conversation with a Change Maker – Dame Julia Cleverdon 2017-03-08T12:27:57+00:00

ACF feature listed as one of Generosity’s ‘Ten of the best’

2017-01-12T16:49:03+00:00

We were excited to see that an interview with our CEO Maree Sidey has been listed as one of Generosity's top ten stories from 2016. The 'Ten of the best' list includes a range of profiles and stories covering topics such as leadership, collective giving and and social enterprise. The ACF feature, 'Grassroots Philanthropy', along with [...]

ACF feature listed as one of Generosity’s ‘Ten of the best’ 2017-01-12T16:49:03+00:00

The Impact Fund – Shining a Light on Issues of National Concern

2017-10-04T13:43:21+00:00

It has been a momentous week at Australian Communities Foundation with the release of our Annual Review and the launch of our new Impact Fund! The development of the Impact Fund has been a significant project for us this year. It is exciting to have completed the planning stage and embark on the next chapter of the [...]

The Impact Fund – Shining a Light on Issues of National Concern 2017-10-04T13:43:21+00:00