Philanthropy Australia leads an innovative, growing, influential and high performing philanthropic sector in Australia.


Philanthropy defined

The structured giving of money, time, information, goods / services, voice or influence to improve humanity.

Inspiring giving in Australia

We facilitate, advocate, educate and promote.

Philanthropy meets Parliament Summit 2015

We're bringing together Australian funders, political leaders, and policy makers to meet at the heart of Australia’s political system – Parliament House in Canberra. Wed 9 September 2015

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Aug. 28, 2015 Don’t just give to charity, brag about it

A recent survey released by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) found that nine out of ten people donate to charity -- and 78 percent of these donate on a regular basis. This equates to over $4 billion in donations each year (ABS 2014). Read more…

Aug. 27, 2015 Philanthropists becoming immune to ‘tall poppy syndrome’

The 'tide has turned' on philanthropy with the movement largely becoming immune to Australia’s famed tall poppy culture, according to the the country's peak philanthropy organisation. Acting CEO of Philanthropy Australia, Chris Wootton, told Pro Bono Australia News that philanthropists had become more confident in going public with their giving in Australia. Read more…

Aug. 25, 2015 The Ian Potter Foundation appoints Prof Brian Schmidt AC to Board of Governors

The Ian Potter Foundation has appointed renowned astrophysicist, Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt AC, to its Board of Governors. Professor Schmidt is the 25th Governor to be appointed to the Board in the Foundation’s 50 year history. Read more…

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2014 Annual Report

Philanthropy Australia

Our Annual Report highlights our progress and achievements.