Australian Philanthropy Awards 2021
Our 2021 Australian Philanthropy Awards celebrate shining examples of innovative, strategic philanthropy.
Shining examples of innovative, strategic philanthropy were celebrated at the seventh annual Australian Philanthropy Awards. Presented in a special online ceremony on 16 November for the second consecutive year.
Recipients from across the depth and breadth of the Australian philanthropic sector were recognised in 9 award categories: Leading Philanthropist, Better Philanthropy, Bolder Philanthropy, Best Grant Program, Community Philanthropy, Environmental Philanthropy, Indigenous Philanthropy, The Eve Mahlab AO Gender-wise Philanthropy, and International Philanthropy.
The 2021 recipients represent best practice philanthropy in action, including:
- a program to address the chronic underrepresentation of women in Australian parliaments
- a rapid response COVID fund that helped mobilise local giving to help a community in need
- a multi-year funding and support program for investigative journalism that gets under the surface of the big issues perpetuating climate change.
Australian philanthropy’s highest honour, the Leading Philanthropist Award, was awarded to Tim Fairfax AC for his significant and enduring contributions to rural and regional Australia, as well as his passionate support and advocacy for organisations involved in education, arts and culture.
Australian Philanthropy Awards 2021 recipients
Tim Fairfax AC
Better Philanthropy Award
Fay Fuller Foundation and Our Town
Bolder Philanthropy Award
Gandel Foundation and Smiling Mind
Best Grant Program Award
Rapid Advocacy Fund, jointly initiated by Australian Progress, Australian Communities Foundation and Australian Council of Social Service
Community Philanthropy Award
Inner North Community Foundation
Environmental Philanthropy Award
Limb Family Foundation and Guardian Australia
Indigenous Philanthropy Award
CAGES Foundation and Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation
International Philanthropy Award
Arup Australasia and Engineers Without Borders Australia
The Eve Mahlab AO Gender-wise Philanthropy Award
Trawalla Foundation, Women’s Leadership Institute Australia and the University of Melbourne (Pathways to Politics Program for Women)
The Australian Philanthropy Awards 2021 were generously supported by:
Australian Communities Fondation
Australian Community Philanthropy
Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal
Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network AEGN
Australians Investing in Women
Ninti One Limited
Australian Council for International Development
Australian International Development Network AIDN
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