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

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

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View information about the referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, and the role of philanthropy.

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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.

News and stories

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How indigenous artwork plays an important role in Reconciliation 

Jenna Oldaker Fri, 2 June 2023

First Nations artist Jenna Oldaker, who has created Philanthropy Australia’s RAP painting, reflects on the significance of artwork as the oldest vehicle of storytelling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – and as a conversation starter for learning and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians today.

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Artist Jenna Oldaker on the meaning behind Gobata Kinkinbil (Take Care of People)

Jenna Oldaker Fri, 2 June 2023

Jenna outlines the symbolism and meaning of her beautiful artwork for Philanthropy Australia’s Reflect RAP, which will be launched in the coming weeks.

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The Wyatt Trust: Three lessons from our RAP journey 

Stacey Thomas, CEO, Wyatt Trust Fri, 2 June 2023

The Wyatt Trust was the first private charitable foundation to implement the RAP framework. Here, Wyatt Trust CEO and Philanthropy Australia Board Member Stacey Thomas reflects of their journey to near completion of two RAPs – what they’ve learned, on truth-telling in relation to the trust’s history and how they might go forward to create a more bespoke reconciliation path.

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How gender-wise is your giving? 

Fri, 2 June 2023

Australia’s gender parity ranking has fallen from 15th in the world to 43rd. Taking part in Australians Investing in Women’s survey will, for the first time, allow organisations to compare their giving in gender equality against an emerging sector-wide benchmark.

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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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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Peer Network

Family Foundations Peer Network: Impact Investing

Darlinghurst,NSW 11:00 am – 12:30 pm AEST
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Peer Network

New Gen Voice to Parliament Briefing

Melbourne ,VIC Free 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEST
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Participatory grantmaking: from research to practice

Free 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEST
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