As the peak body we serve a community of funders, social investors and social change agents working to achieve positive social, cultural, environmental and community change by leveraging their financial assets and influence.


The 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards

Recognising and celebrating recent extraordinary achievements in Australian philanthropy.

2017-2020 Strategic Plan

Our vision is for a more giving Australia. Watch the launch of our Strategic Plan...

Access a list of grant-makers

The Directory of Funders is an essential online resource for fund seekers.

Download our free 'how to' handbooks

Philanthropy guides are available for grant-seekers, grant-makers and advisors.


Wed 26 Apr

Shared Value Forum
Melbourne, VIC

Wed 26 Apr

The Asia Pacific Humanitarian Leadership Conference
Wed 26th Apr to Fri 28th Apr 2017 (3 days)
Melbourne, VIC

Thu 27 Apr

Remote Australia LIVE City Symposium
Sydney, NSW

Thu 27 Apr

Launch of Impact100 Melbourne’s 2017 theme
Melbourne, VIC

Mon 01 May

Maybanke Lecture with Elizabeth Broderick
Sydney, NSW

Tue 02 May

  AEGN Conference
Tue 2nd May to Thu 4th May 2017 (3 days)
Melbourne, VIC

Wed 03 May

Legal Issues in Managing Volunteers Seminar
Melbourne, VIC

Thu 04 May

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation 2017 Auction
Darlinghurst, NSW

Mon 08 May

  International Funders for Indigenous People (IFIP) Pacific Regional Hui
Mon 8th May to Tue 9th May 2017 (2 days)
Ōtaki, New Zealand

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Latest news

Apr. 06, 2017 Leading Australian philanthropists honoured at industry awards

Six of Australia’s most strategic funders were recognised for the impact of their giving at the 2017 Philanthropy Australia Awards in Melbourne on Wednesday 5 April 2017. Read more…

Apr. 03, 2017 Bill and Melinda’s Annual Letter

Ten years ago, Warren Buffett donated the bulk of his fortune to the foundation’s efforts to reduce inequity. His dramatic commitment has allowed the Gates Foundation to expand work into agricultural development, financial services for the poor, and other global development programs, as well as continue programs to improve global health and U.S. education. This year, Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter is a response to a question from Warren on the status of his gift. It’s focused on progress and continued challenges in our work in global health – because that was the starting point for our philanthropy and it’s the majority of what the foundation does. Read more…

Mar. 06, 2017 Our new Finance and Operations Manager

We are delighted to let you know that we have appointed a new Finance and Operations Manager - Mal Lewis, based at our Melbourne office. Read more…

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2016 Annual Report

Philanthropy Australia

Our Annual Report highlights our progress and achievements.