Australian Philanthropy Awards

2017 Award recipients 

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. The Awards celebrate innovative partnerships between grant-makers and not-for-profits, highlighting the significant achievements of projects that help solve complex societal issues.

Click the link below for a copy of the event booklet - featuring information about the recipients, judging panels, partners and special mentions. 

Event booklet >

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Presentation slides >

Award Partners

Ninti One
Indigenous Philanthropy Award Partner
Best Large Grant Award Sponsor
Best Small Grant Award Sponsor


Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network
Environmental Philanthropy Award Partner


FIIG Securities
Gender-wise Philanthropy Award Sponsor



Australian Women Donors Network
Gender-wise Philanthropy Award Presenting Partner




Financial Standard
Media Partner


Think HQ
Communications Partner




Venue Host



Nominations open
Thursday, 15 December 2016

Nominations close
Monday, 13 February 2017 at 6pm

Awards ceremony (Melbourne)
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
With thanks to our host, NAB.