Join a community of likeminded change makers

At Philanthropy Australia, we believe in a more giving future. We know that philanthropy comes in all shapes and sizes and regardless of how far along the giving journey you happen to be, we’re here to connect you with the resources, networks and knowledge that will sharpen your philanthropic practice and outcomes to give you greater confidence in your giving.

Our current member list across Australia and internationally includes trusts, foundations, organisations, families, individual donors, professional advisers, intermediaries and not-for-profit organisations.

We help drive more and better philanthropy by

for policies and frameworks that support and encourage giving in Australia and representing the sector to regulators and policymakers.


and celebrating the role and contribution of philanthropy.


national knowledge-sharing and thought-leadership events with leading names in local and international philanthropy.


a growing network of Funder and Philanthropic Interest Groups which enable collaboration and deep exchange of peer knowledge and experience in areas as diverse as education, the arts, Indigenous, out-of-home care, domestic violence and more.


best-practice tools, resources, and advice that improve the practice of philanthropy and hone the focus and heighten the impact of your giving.


best-practice philanthropy.


stories of Australian philanthropy to inspire more giving and grow awareness of philanthropy’s accessibility and ability to catalyse change. 


Why be a member?

If you believe in a more giving Australia and the ability of philanthropy to effect change, you’re in the right place. Our collective membership includes fledgling philanthropists, SMEs and multinational corporations, trusts and foundations, for-purpose organisations, next-generation change makers, social entrepreneurs, impact investors and many of this country’s most recognisable names in philanthropy. What unites us is a desire to create and support positive change.

Our members tell us they receive many benefits from being part of the Philanthropy Australia community. Here are a few of them:

  • A sense of belonging and heightened purpose from being part of a tribe of like-minded change agents.
  • Greater clarity and confidence from regular exposure to thought leadership and new developments in philanthropy both locally and internationally.  
  • Access to expertise and real-world lessons learned about grantmaking and evaluating impact from funders who’ve tried similar approaches.
  • Connecting and collaborating with peers and hearing about joint-funding opportunities to leverage more impact from every philanthropic dollar.
  • Widened horizons stemming from connections beyond immediate circle of practice: local and national funders, investors, corporate businesses, for-purpose organisations and government. 
  • Opportunities to interact and connect with international philanthropic communities for big-picture learning and knowledge sharing. 

Your membership options

Our membership offer is designed to give you choice and flexibility. With five levels of membership available, you can select the package that suits your own philanthropic practice, engagement preferences and knowledge needs.

Please note that we have a single renewal date for all memberships, 1 May each year, which keeps the process simple and clear.

Membership Benefits at a Glance


$7,120 + GST
The name says it all: our impact memberships are for funders who are committed to proactively using all the tools in their philanthropic arsenal to generate maximum impact.

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$3,360 + GST
Our engaged memberships are perfect for established givers or large for-purpose organisations, who want to grow their confidence and take their philanthropy to the next level.

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$1,530 + GST
If you’re confidently pursuing your philanthropic or for-purpose agenda and would like regular contact with your peers but don’t feel you need personal support, our Active membership is for you.

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$610 + GST
Need to stay up to date with the latest developments in philanthropy? Interested in tools and resources to help you create change? Looking for like-minded networks and access to events to share information and learn?

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New Gen Network

$600 + GST
New Gen Network memberships connect new and emerging philanthropists in their 20s & 30s.

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The Better Giving Hub

The home for our Members. Improve. Innovate. Inspire.

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Foundation Maps: Australia

Do you want to know who is funding what and where across Australia? 

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