Philanthropy Australia Election Statement (Executive Summary) 2022

Our 2022 Election Statement outlines our National Action Plan to Double Philanthropic Giving to Australian Charities by 2030.

Philanthropy Australia calls on all political parties and candidates to commit to a grand national initiative – working with Philanthropy Australia and the philanthropic, for-purpose and business sectors on a policy development process aimed at doubling philanthropic giving by 2030.

Our Election Statement makes the case for how philanthropy can transform Australia and details reforms – some government-led and others sector-led – to create billions in additional funds for Australians in greatest need.

The Election Statement also calls for immediate commitment to a long overdue reform – the creation of a new Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) category for Community Foundations, which do critical work especially in regional and rural Australia, so they are no longer prevented by red tape from supporting many charitable activities and can accept funds from Private Ancillary Funds.