Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for the 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards. The fate of the nominees is now with the judging panels. We wish you all the very best of luck! We welcome you to attend the Awards ceremony where the winners will be announced on Wednesday 5 April 2017. Event details will be available over the next few weeks.
Recognition that having impact and affecting social change does not always involve large amounts of funding. This award is for significant achievements in small grant-making and recognises philanthropic excellence amongst Australian organisations and honours their exemplary leadership.
This is displayed through investing in projects or organisations that are created or exist specifically to support the environment, or – where a project or organisation’s main focus is in another issue area – that there is a significant co-benefit to the environment.
One of the purposes of the Awards is to acknowledge recent outstanding work in philanthropy. To that end, the timeframe has been set broadly for activity in the past two to five years, which may include design, funding and/or delivery of impact during that time period.
Nominations are welcomed from our Philanthropy Australia members and non-members, AEGN members, supporters and friends of our partner organisations.
You may not nominate yourself, but you may nominate your organisation.
Nominees’ names will remain confidential and only successful recipients will be announced.
Any member of the Australian general public may be nominated, however current staff and Council of Philanthropy Australia and AEGN, and members of the Selection Panel are not eligible.
An award for a grant that improves the conservation and functioning of Australia’s environment and:
Submissions will be reviewed by the Selection Panel in early March 2017 for announcement at the 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards Celebration following the AGM on Wednesday, 5 April 2017.
Things you should know before completing the nomination form:
The 2017 Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit brought funders, nonprofits and policy makers together for two days of inspiring keynotes, case studies and challenging conversations about philanthropy’s role in advocating for change.
Sarah Davies (CEO) launched Philanthropy Australia's Strategic Plan 2017 - 2020 at our 2016 Conference.