Our partners

Philanthropy Australia’s partnerships are based on shared aspirations to serve the community to achieve more and better philanthropy.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our champions and partners for their generous support.

Strategic Funders

Strategic Funders support the implementation of Philanthropy Australia’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025.

Equity Trustees

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

Paul Ramsay Foundation


The Snow Foundation

An anonymous philanthropic organisation

Strategic capacity-building partner

Paul Ramsay Foundation

Philanthropy Champions

Barr Family Foundation

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.

Caledonia Foundation

The Caledonia Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation that 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.

Collier Charitable Fund

Cooper Investors

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.

Fay Fuller Foundation

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.

Heath Family Fund

Helen Macpherson Smith Trust

Herbert Smith Freehills

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

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.

Macquarie Group Foundation

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.

Maitri Foundation

McLean Family Foundation

McLeod Family Foundation

Nunn Dimos Foundation

Paul Ramsay Foundation

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

The Foundation continues 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.

The Ross Trust

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.

Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation

The Skrzynski Family Sky Foundation

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.

Snow Foundation

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.

Tim Fairfax AC

Trawalla Foundation

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.

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation

W&A Johnson Family Foundation

Wheelton Philanthropy

Wheelton Philanthropy 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.

William Buckland Foundation

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.

The Wyatt Trust

Other supporters and partners

Blueprint for Philanthropy: Stage 2 Project

Anon donor

Cooper Investors

MaiTri Foundation


The Ian Potter Foundation

Philanthropy Australia offices

Adelaide: The Wyatt Trust

Brisbane: Hand Heart Pocket Foundation

2022 conference partners

Principal partners: Paul Ramsay Foundation, AMP Foundation

Major partner: Perpetual

Supporting partners: Give2Asia, Australian Communities Foundation, JANA

Technology partner: Grant Toolbox

Feature photography on this website thanks to Daniel Kukec Photography and Mark Chew Photography.

Become a partner

To learn more about partnership opportunities, contact us.