Australian Philanthropy Awards 2020

Where: Webinar

When: Tue 17th Nov 2020, 13:00 – 17:00 (4 hours)

Presented by: Philanthropy Australia

We invite you to join us for this year's Australian Philanthropy Awards as we celebrate and recognise the 2020 recipients in a brand new virtual format.

The ceremony will be broadcast on Tuesday 17 November at 3 pm, via YouTube, and we welcome both our members and the public to join us for this special event.

The Awards

The Australian Philanthropy Awards recognise and celebrate extraordinary achievements in contemporary philanthropy for work that is visionary, high impact and transformative. They also celebrate partnerships between philanthropy and for-purpose organisations and honour those who are working to create lasting, positive change. 

Philanthropy has a duty at this time to act and, more importantly, lead. In these very uncertain times, it’s important to recognise and celebrate best practice philanthropy and create a sense of hope – as philanthropy will play a critical role in the response to this unfolding public health emergency and the consequent economic and social implications, alongside the continual recovery from the devastation caused by the bushfires earlier this year. 

The relationship between philanthropy and community is an important one, now more than ever, and we would like to highlight this by celebrating the positive community change that has been (and can be) achieved through philanthropic partnership and support. 

Below are the nine event categories for Award recipients.  

Philanthropy Australia Awards: 

  • Leading Philanthropist – Australian philanthropy’s highest honour awarded to an individual 
  • The Better Philanthropy Award  
  • The Bolder Philanthropy Award  
  • The Best Grant Program Award  

Cause-related awards:  

  • Community Philanthropy Award  
  • Environmental Philanthropy Award  
  • Gender-wise Philanthropy Award  
  • Indigenous Philanthropy Award  
  • International Philanthropy Award 

Thank you to our partners and sponsors. 

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