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.

Our Upcoming Events

02 Dec

End of Year Celebration
Sydney, NSW

08 Dec

End of Year Celebration
Adelaide, SA

10 Dec

End of Year Celebration
Melbourne, VIC

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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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Latest News

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…

Aug. 25, 2015 Prerequisites for cross-sector working

Three Sectors – Three Change Agendas, three speakers, Dr Leeora Black, Australian Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Krystian Seibert, Philanthropy Australia, and Professor Robyn Keast, Southern Cross University, addressed the need to create opportunities and incentives for innovation and social investment in the not-for-profit and the corporate sectors. Read more…

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Latest Release

2014 Annual Report

Philanthropy Australia

Our Annual Report highlights our progress and achievements.