What we do

Our vision

A more giving Australia.

Our purpose

Serving the philanthropic community to achieve more and better philanthropy. 

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.   

Informed, independent and with reach and credibility, Philanthropy Australia gives our members a collective voice and ability to influence and shape the future of the sector and advance philanthropy. 

The philanthropic community comes together through Philanthropy Australia to build its collective voice; research and leadership; networks and collaboration; professional learning and resources and; information and data exchange.

Our membership consists of approximately 800 trusts, foundations, organisations, families, individual donors, professional advisers, intermediaries and not-for-profit organisations.

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Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status Auspicing Policy: Although Philanthropy Australia has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, it does not use this DGR status to auspice other organisations, or the programs and projects of other organisations. Philanthropy Australia does not make grants of any kind, nor do we act on behalf of / for any specific individual or organisation.

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