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

Fund profile: Family Life Foundation


For those of you who don’t know Family Life, it is a community service organisation working with disadvantaged children, families and communities across the southern Melbourne region. Through services, support and connections, Family Life’s purpose is to transform lives for stronger communities. The organisation, which has been serving communities for close to 50 years, develops [...]

Fund profile: Family Life Foundation2019-06-04T13:13:59+00:00

Reading List: April 2019


With the Stella Prize announcement on Tuesday April 9th, the first title on our recommended reading list for April is The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie. Excitingly, we also saw the release of Mary Hoban's book, the biography An Unconventional Wife: the life of Julia Sorell Arnold. Mary was the inaugural winner of the Hazel Rowley Fellowship Prize and [...]

Reading List: April 20192019-04-15T12:39:16+00:00

Stories With Impact: Documentary Australia Foundation


Australian Communities Foundation hosted a very special evening with Documentary Australia Foundation, inviting along the teams behind three excellent social impact documentaries: Geeta, Backtrack Boys and The Lake of Scars.

Stories With Impact: Documentary Australia Foundation2019-04-08T14:59:21+00:00

A stunning record of Australian life: Bruce Postle’s iconic photography


On Wednesday the 26th of March, Bruce Postle regaled guests at the State Library Victoria (SLV) with stories from his career spanning 50 years. Australian Communities Foundation was proud to be involved and gives special thanks to the funders that attended the evening. Kate Torney, SLV CEO, gave the crowd a warm welcome before diving [...]

A stunning record of Australian life: Bruce Postle’s iconic photography2019-04-15T12:44:35+00:00

From #KidsOffNauru to #BackTheBill success


In under 48 hours last week, ten ACF funds responded to an urgent call for co-funding from the Impact Fund for an Agile Grant to support the Medical Evacuation Response Group (MERG). This swift and decisive action by co-funders—amounting to $75,000 in co-funding—is a testament to the importance of the issue being addressed, as well as the merit of the [...]

From #KidsOffNauru to #BackTheBill success2019-03-27T16:24:42+00:00