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Victorian Opera: Enriching our cultural landscape

2019-11-08T10:59:53+00:00

Based in Melbourne, Victorian Opera is the state’s professional opera company and a national leader in presenting unforgettable opera experiences. Over 30,000 people experience our work annually through live performances and streamed events throughout Victoria. We premiere at least one new Australian work each year and have staged 22 new works since the company formed [...]

Victorian Opera: Enriching our cultural landscape2019-11-08T10:59:53+00:00

Next-level corporate giving: APT’s One Tomorrow Fund

2019-11-08T11:04:38+00:00

By Nicole Richards A strong sense of community has underpinned the philanthropic activities of Australia’s largest locally owned tour company, the APT Travel Group for generations. Established in 1927 by Bill McGeary who seized a business opportunity to shuttle stranded commuters between Northcote and Clifton Hill during a tram strike, the company is still owned [...]

Next-level corporate giving: APT’s One Tomorrow Fund2019-11-08T11:04:38+00:00

‘Giving is a way of bringing about change’: Dennis Altman on the interplay between activism and giving

2019-10-08T01:30:10+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 [...]

‘Giving is a way of bringing about change’: Dennis Altman on the interplay between activism and giving2019-10-08T01:30:10+00:00

Fund profile: Positive Futures

2019-08-30T14:26:54+00:00

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.

Fund profile: Positive Futures2019-08-30T14:26:54+00:00

‘Philanthropy can help drive complacent or unimaginative governments to think differently about issues’: Peter McMullin

2019-10-07T18:00:37+00:00

By Nicole Richards   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 [...]

‘Philanthropy can help drive complacent or unimaginative governments to think differently about issues’: Peter McMullin2019-10-07T18:00:37+00:00

The Anna Rose and Simon Sheikh Family Fund

2019-06-04T15:12:56+00:00

“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

Rewarding philanthropy is about learning

2019-05-17T10:49:35+00:00

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

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

2019-05-02T10:51:20+00:00

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