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Disaster-hit communities helped to get going again by RACQ workers turned volunteers

Allison Harding Fri, 3 May 2024

The RACQ Foundation was established in the wake of the 2011 Brisbane floods and Tropical Cyclone Yasi. Since then, the Foundation has continued to support communities from the outback to the coast, pledging more than 33,000 volunteering hours to deliver its Community Assistance Projects.

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This Month in Philanthropy – In Pictures

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 3 May 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of our gallery designed to showcase events, launches, project updates and activities happening in our busy member community.

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Who were the two founding ‘godmothers’ of Philanthropy Australia?

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 26 Apr 2024

In this fascinating look back in time, we share an archival story about the two women founders of Philanthropy Australia, first known as the Australian Association of Philanthropy (AAP). This extracted article is taken from a 1989 edition of our newsletter at the time, called Philanthropy. Pat Feilman and Meriel Wilmot are introduced as ‘the two people most instrumental in setting up the association’. In the interviews, they reflect on the state of philanthropy at the time, why they wanted to establish an association of philanthropists – and the initial reluctance of many in the sector to be involved.

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New gender-wise resource launched to support philanthropic collaborations

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 26 Apr 2024

Australians Investing In Women (AIIW) and the University of Melbourne's Melbourne Social Equity Institute (MSEI) have launched a comprehensive resource to increase the impact of philanthropic and social investments.

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A New Approach: How philanthropy and creativity are working together to turn Australia into a ‘cultural powerhouse’

Peter Wilmoth Fri, 26 Apr 2024

Australia can become a powerhouse where arts and culture is a part of the day-to-day lives of Australians. A consortium of like-minded philanthropic bodies are working together to achieve exactly that. The organisation driving this effort is Australia’s leading arts and culture think tank, A New Approach (ANA).

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A night celebrating philanthropy 

Sophie Marcard - Director, Marketing and Communications, Philanthropy Australia Fri, 19 Apr 2024

The 2024 Australian Philanthropy Awards ceremony was held on Tuesday 16 April at the Art Gallery of NSW. More than 200 people packed Meers Hall to hear a showcase of the finalists across 9 categories and a surprise 10 Award recipients. 

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Hopes for a breakthrough in childhood diseases underpinned by 10-year funding relationship

Dee Rudebeck, News and Storytelling Advisor Fri, 19 Apr 2024

An enduring relationship that has formed between the Stafford Fox Medical Research Foundation (SFMRF) and Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) over a decade has been attributed to enabling the latter to develop world-first research into stem cell medicine that could result in treatments for rare or currently incurable and devastating childhood diseases, including heart disease and brain cancer.

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