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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Philanthropic Pledge to YES for Voice

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

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Philanthropy Australia’s latest Annual Review

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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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Groundbreaking Gender Compass research set to shift the conversation

Fri, 15 September 2023

Plan International Australia has undertaken a first-of-its-kind research project, led by Dr Rebecca Huntley, that segments the broad Australian public into six groups based on their attitudes, behaviours and policy preferences in relation to gender equality. Supported by the Trawalla Foundation, it can be used by communicators, advocates and changemakers to meet people where they are, rather than where we think they should be, writes the chair Carol Schwartz AM.

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Where dreams come to life

Fri, 22 September 2023

The Melbourne Recital Centre’s Making Waves program offers Year 12 music students the opportunity to have their compositions brought to life by professional musicians on the same stage that has played host to many of the world’s great artists. This creates ‘instant career pathways’ in their minds – none of which would be possible without philanthropy.

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Positive and negative changes to Australia’s social landscape: index

Fri, 22 September 2023

A new report from the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute has found noteworthy changes to Australia’s collective wellbeing over the past 15 years.The Australian Cohesion Index 2023 found enhancements in overall health and levels of education, alongside decreases in trust of the federal government and a decline in the sense of national pride and belonging.

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Commitment to newborn health

Fri, 22 September 2023

Since former US President Bill Clinton founded the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in 2005, more than 9,000 organisations have launched 3,900 ‘Commitments to Action’ through the community’s unique model. At this week’s CGI meeting in New York, Australia-based Adara Group made an extraordinary Commitment to Action, which it hopes will save more than 7,000 lives. Audette Exel AO, Founder and Chair of Adara Group announced a $16 million (USD10.6 million) commitment to scale its AdaraNewborn health care model across multiple health facilities in Uganda.

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

New Gen Network | Philanthropic evaluation

Melbourne,VIC 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm AEDT
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Peer Network

Education Funders Peer Network Meeting

Melbourne and Sydney 11:30 am – 1:00 pm AEDT
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