Public Ancillary Funds Trustee Handbook launched

Philanthropy Australia is pleased to launch a new free downloadable Handbook for trustees of Public Ancillary Funds (PuAFs). Not only is this guide useful for existing PuAFs, but also to those who are considering establishing a PuAF or have involvement with them as a partner or grant-seeker. In the light of recent legislative changes and the new Guidelines for Public Ancillary Funds, this Handbook will be a particularly useful guide to the new requirements. It… Read more…

Jun. 19, 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 Philanthropy as a social phenomenon often has cultural or religious roots, and is imbued with historical references: think of the influence of the gold rush on the national economy and the creation of the first foundations from those profits.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

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An Introductory Guide to Grantmaking launched

Philanthropy Australia is pleased to announce the launch of An Introductory Guide to Grantmaking. This free downloadable Guide is written expressly for people who are new to grantmaking and will be involved directly with the process of assessing applications and making grants. It provides an overview of areas such as the role of grantmakers, working practices and cycles, assessing applications and communication tools. Information on further resources is also provided. Download the Introductory Guide to… Read more…

Dec. 07, 2010

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Print Directory Sold Out

The print edition of The Australian Directory of Philanthropy has now officially sold out, with no new hardcopy editions to be printed. The Directory is now only available online, being continually updated as new information comes to us. If you are a grant making organisation and wish to update or add a listing in the Directory, you can do so by contacting us to obtain a Directory Entry Form; email If your organisation is a Full… Read more…

Aug. 04, 2010

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New Books in the Philanthropy Australia Library

We have some wonderful new books in the Library, which our Members are welcome to borrow. You can request books online in the Catalogue at or email Louise Arkles and I will post the book to you. Keeping a trust : South Australia’s Wyatt Benevolent Institution and its founder By Carol Fort Kent Town, South Australia : Wakefield Press : 2008 Call No. 509 FOR This beautiful coffee table book tells the story… Read more…

Apr. 08, 2008

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