Philanthropy Australia is the national peak body for organisations and individuals working to achieve positive change.

Learn about our impact

Our purpose is to work for a generous and inclusive Australia by inspiring more and better philanthropy.

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Start your giving journey

Find the most effective way for you to give – as an individual, family, organisation or business – so you can focus on making an impact.

Learn and grow

Discover our collection of resources and tools to get you started, extend your giving, or support others on their giving journey.

Double giving by 2030

Our Blueprint to Grow Structured Giving outlines how the philanthropic, for-purpose, business and government sectors can work together to double structured giving from $2.5 billion in 2020 to $5 billion by 2030.

Stories of giving

Stories to inspire more and better philanthropy. Read about the experiences and motivations of the donors and the causes they are supporting.

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News and stories

Giving story

Historic donation shows joy of giving

Fri, 22 April 2022

In the long list of cultural gifts to the nation, the $100 million donation from Lindsay and Paula Fox for the NGV Contemporary project stands as a new benchmark, and is the latest instance of the family’s philanthropy, which has covered the arts, housing, education, and medical research.

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Sector news

New funding to support grassroots’ programs for vulnerable women

Fri, 25 November 2022

Two organisations supporting vulnerable Victorian women have been awarded funding at the Melbourne Women’s Fund (MWF) awards celebration.

Blog

What does social enterprise contribute to Australia?

Fri, 25 November 2022

New research estimates the total number of social enterprises in Australia and their shared contribution to jobs and the economy.

Philanthropy Weekly story

The Best of The Best is here!

Fri, 25 November 2022

During the past two years, Philanthropy Australia has compiled nine short films that tell stories of best practice philanthropy.

Philanthropy Australia National Conference 2022

Tue, 6 Sep 2022 Sydney, NSW

Our 2022 national conference For the Love of Humanity – People, Place and Planet was a feast of ideas, insights and inspiration held over 3 days.

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Events

Conference

Philanthropy Australia National Conference 2024

Our national conference is a unique opportunity for philanthropists, sector leaders, academics and experts to explore how we can support all of humanity.

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Summit

Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit

The philanthropic sector goes to Canberra for a Summit with policy makers.

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Conference

Philanthropy Australia National Conference 2022

Sydney,NSW 10:00 am

Our 2022 national conference For the Love of Humanity – People, Place and Planet was a feast of ideas, insights and inspiration held over 3 days.

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