Philanthropy Australia’s partnerships are based on shared aspirations to serve the philanthropic community to achieve more and better philanthropy.
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Strategic Capacity Building Partner: Paul Ramsay Foundation

Philanthropy Champions 

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The key objective of the Barr Family Foundation is to enhance the lives of ill or disadvantaged children, young people and their families, living in Victoria. The Barr Family Foundation is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity.

The Caledonia Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation which seeks to make a significant, sustainable difference to the lives and wellbeing of children, youth and socially excluded people in Australia. We develop key creative initiatives in collaboration with community and philanthropic partners to catalyse and leverage positive social change.

Philanthropy or the act of contribution is a core value at Cooper Investors. Through the Cooper Investors Philanthropy Committee, we support a wide range of research and care initiatives in the area of mental health, as well as supporting innovative, mission-driven social enterprise organisations.

The Fay Fuller Foundation aims to drive change around impactful, purposeful, and people-centred philanthropic funding in South Australia. Our purpose is to resource community determined responses to complex challenges and we pursue this through three focus areas: Mental Health and Wellbeing, Aboriginal-Led Health Funding, and Practice and Collaboration.

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Charity Law Team are experts in advising charitable organisations and philanthropic foundations on their governance, tax and compliance obligations, including their eligibility for charity registrations and tax concessions.


The Ian Potter Foundation is one of Australia's major philanthropic foundations. The Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors including the arts, medical research, public health research, early childhood development, community wellbeing and environmental science. The Ian Potter Foundation's vision is for a fair, healthy, sustainable and vibrant Australia.


The Macquarie Group Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Macquarie Group, providing support to hundreds of community organisations globally each year through financial support, volunteering and skills sharing, predominantly in the locations in which Macquarie operates. The Foundation’s work is significantly influenced by the activities of Macquarie staff with a focus on increasing social and economic mobility.


In 2006, Paul Ramsay AO established the Paul Ramsay Foundation. Since his death in 2014, the Foundation continues through his generous bequest.

We continue Paul Ramsay’s philanthropic legacy through a shared commitment to break cycles of disadvantage in Australia by investing in partnerships for potential. Our team bring to this challenge their diverse perspectives and experience. 

Perpetual is an ASX-listed, diversified financial services company which has been serving Australians since 1886.

Across our three businesses – Perpetual Asset Management, Perpetual Private and Perpetual Corporate Trust – we protect and grow our clients’ wealth, knowing that by doing so we can make a difference in their lives.

Established in 1970 by the will of Roy Everard Ross, The Ross Trust is a perpetual charitable trust with a vision to create positive social and environmental change so Victorians can thrive. As a compassionate and responsive philanthropic leader, we act with integrity to achieve long-term impact and systemic change.

The Sky Foundation is the Skrzynski Family PAF with a focus on refugees, human rights, civil society, women’s rights, arts and culture and welfare in Australia and overseas. 

Founded in 1991 by Canberra brothers Terry and George Snow, The Snow Foundation’s purpose is to create opportunities and strengthen resilience for a more caring and inclusive community. Underpinned by our values, our work stems across four pillars: Our Place (Canberra being our main place), Our Country, Our Sector and Our Family.

Established in 2004 as a vehicle for the philanthropic activities of the Schwartz family, Trawalla Foundation works with exceptional individuals and organisations that have a vision for the future of Australia, focused on strengthening gender equality, creativity, sustainability and social justice within our society. We believe in the value of more female leaders, especially in business, media and politics. We adopt a range of levers including grants, investments, skills, networks and advocacy, to deepen the impact of the individuals and organisations that we collaborate with.


Wheelton Foundation focuses mainly on the areas of women, girls, and education.

By supporting Philanthropy Australia we believe we are assisting Australians to have a better understanding of Philanthropy and its importance in having a stronger community.

The William Buckland Foundation aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged Victorians through grants that support better housing, health, education and employment outcomes. We also fund initiatives that build resilience in rural and regional communities.


Supporters and Partners

Better Giving Hub

  • Gandel Foundation
  • ​Helen Macpherson Smith Trust

Blueprint for Philanthropy: Stage 2 Project

  • Anon donor
  • Cooper Investors
  • MaiTri Foundation 
  • Perpetual
  • The Ian Potter Foundation

PA Offices

  • Melbourne: ANZ
  • Adelaide: The Wyatt Trust
  • Brisbane: Hand Heart Pocket Foundation

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