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Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit

11 & 12 September 2017 | Canberra Early bird closes 22 July. Tickets >

2017-2020 Strategic Plan

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

The 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards

Recognising and celebrating recent extraordinary achievements in Australian philanthropy.

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Jun. 27, 2017 Australian Bursary Fund - Social Enterprise World Forum

63 Australian social enterprises have been announced as successful recipients of the Social Enterprise World Forum Australian Bursary Fund. Read more…

Jun. 19, 2017 Cultivating Legitimacy in Philanthropy

hilanthropy amongst the mega-rich in the United States is booming, and—beyond “traditional charity”—much of it involves engaging in public policy debates on everything from education to climate change. Read more…

Jun. 16, 2017 Impact Investing Discovery Grants Awarded

The Grants Selection Committee received 65 application for Discovery Grants from not-for-profits across Australia seeking funds to build their capacity in Impact Investing. The Selection Committee awarded grant to 6 organisations for a total of $280,500, namely: Read more…

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Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit

11 & 12 September 2017 

The Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit brings together Australian funders, political leaders, and policy makers to meet at the heart of Australia’s political system. 

Early bird closes on 22 July 2017 .

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