Community Foundations

As we hurtle towards the end of the calendar year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the increasing impact and prevalence of place-based philanthropy. The annual Community Foundation Annual Forum in the Barossa Valley in September reinforced the untapped power that Community Foundations (CFs) have to support local activities, and facilitate grass-roots philanthropy. There are many people who choose to ‘give where you live’, sometimes via Community Foundations. Some larger Trusts and Foundations are also… Read more…

Dec. 13, 2013   |   Alexandra Gartmann

 Tags: community foundations


Transcript of Kevin Murphy's Keynote at 2013 AGM

Kevin Murphy’s Keynote Address, Philanthropy Australia AGM, 16 April 2013 Kevin Murphy is President of Berks County Community Foundation and chair of the Council on Foundations. He spoke at Philanthropy Australia’s AGM in Melbourne with the support of Australian Communities Foundation. Thank you Louise. It occurs to me that we are truly blessed in this field. When we’re dealing with our donors, we’re working with people who have made incredibly selfless commitments to the common… Read more…

Apr. 18, 2013

 Tags: community foundations, general, recommended reading


Guest Post: Kids In Philanthropy launching in Melbourne

This post written by Amanda Miller, Kids in Philanthropy. “No more pollution, peace in the world, no more homeless people, and of course, lots of lollies…” Those are some of the answers given by young children to describe the kind of world they would like to live in at the recent Kids in Philanthropy Melbourne family afternoon.  Whilst lollies featured high on the priorities list, so did orphanages, indigenous children, the environment (‘no more factories’)… Read more…

Nov. 22, 2012

 Tags: community foundations, general, guest post, news, stories, topical issues, what's new


Community Foundations Forum - registrations open

Registrations are open for the 2012 Australian Community Foundations Forum, Learning, Giving and Growing Our Community Foundations Movement, which will be held at the Dolphin Heads Resort in Mackay, Queensland, on 21-23 August. This Forum is for: Community Foundation practitioners Board members Community Foundation staff Volunteers It’s also the perfect venue for those people from communities seeking to learn about the Community Foundation movement and what it can achieve for their community. Any community or… Read more…

Jul. 04, 2012

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New edition of Australian Philanthropy Journal: Philanthropy in the West: mining the richness of spirit

Philanthropy in the West: mining the richness of spirit is the theme of our latest issue of Australian Philanthropy, Issue 81, May 2012. Philanthropy as a social phenomenon often has cultural or religious roots, and is imbued with historical references: think of the influence of the gold rush on the national economy and the creation of the first foundations from those profits. Australia is now reaping the profits of a resources boom, and some of… Read more…

May. 23, 2012

 Tags: community foundations, general, library, news, philanthropywiki, recommended reading, research & information, stories, topical issues, what's new


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