Philanthropy


27 August 2015

The “tide has turned” on philanthropy with the movement largely becoming immune to Australia’s famed tall poppy culture, according to the the country's peak philanthropy organisation.

26 August 2015

Workplace giving is struggling to fulfil its potential, according to a report released by independent private wealth advisory firm Koda Capital.

25 August 2015

The Pope has entered the world of crowdfunding with the Vatican unveiling a controversial art philanthropy app.

20 August 2015

The proportion of Australians claiming a gift or donation is stagnant and remains below the level it reached in 1985-6, according to a report released by independent private wealth advisory business Koda Capital.

13 August 2015

One of Australia’s largest philanthropic funds managers, Perpetual, has revealed the recipients of its inaugural IMPACT Philanthropy Partnership program, which will see eight Not for Profit organisations receive a total of $6.2 million.

13 August 2015

Federal Parliament has passed legislation to establish the Abbott Government’s landmark $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund with an amendment that requires a newly formed Advisory Board to have expertise in philanthropy.

11 August 2015

Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, could completely change the country’s philanthropic landscape, with reports the mining magnate is set to make a massive pledge to charity.

11 August 2015

Australian artists and arts organisations have succeeded in raising more than $3 million in private sector support for projects and philanthropic partnerships which have been matched with more than $2.5 million in Federal funding.

07 August 2015

The estate of a Melbourne stockbroker has given $5.2 million to Monash University, the largest ever donation to the institution, to support mental health research.

04 August 2015

The number of Australians who have donated $1 million or more to causes has grown to over 250 and now includes 10 donors who have given more than $100 million and 57 who have given more than $10 million.

04 August 2015

One of Australia’s most prominent philanthropic families has made the largest ever individual gift to Museum Victoria.

30 July 2015

Australia is notably absent from a list of the world’s top 10 ultra-wealthy philanthropists, despite 2014 being declared as a year of the “mega gifts”, with the largest donations made in the nation’s history.

30 July 2015

Donor peak body Philanthropy Australia has thrown its support behind mining magnate and philanthropist Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest after an ABC Four Corners report on the falling value of his charities which are linked to the price of iron ore.

21 July 2015

Brisbane-based giving circle, Women & Change is offering a grant of up to $50,000 to a Queensland charity that is providing social welfare support to disadvantaged members of the community.

15 July 2015

One hundred international trusts, foundations and family offices worth over $5 billion have signed the global Divest Invest Philanthropy pledge, committing to divest themselves of fossil fuels and invest in the low carbon economy.

14 July 2015

Students from Swinburne University of Technology will gain real life experience in philanthropy and grant-making by determining how to allocate $10,000 as part of the University’s Master of Social Investment and Philanthropy.

02 July 2015

A Saudi Prince has made one of the biggest philanthropic pledges ever, vowing to give away his entire $41 billion fortune.

02 July 2015

A former Magistrate and staff member at Melbourne University has left her former employer a gift of $4 million.

23 June 2015

Strategy and innovation is not just for the organisations that create new products and services focused on social change. It is for the philanthropist too writes social change strategist, Suhit Anantula.

18 June 2015

Americans gave an estimated $US358.38 billion to charity in 2014,breaking a record that has stood for 60 years, with the majority of “mega-gifts” given by relatively young tech entrepreneurs, according to the latest Giving USA report.

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