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.
One of Australia’s most prominent philanthropic families has made the largest ever individual gift to Museum Victoria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Saudi Prince has made one of the biggest philanthropic pledges ever, vowing to give away his entire $41 billion fortune.
A former Magistrate and staff member at Melbourne University has left her former employer a gift of $4 million.
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.
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.
Australian Olympic running great and philanthropist, Ron Clarke, has died at the age of 78.
Donor peak body, Philanthropy Australia has warned in a submission to a Parliamentary inquiry that any new restrictions on environmental charities could impose more red tape on philanthropy.
A philanthropic Sydney couple have made an unprecedented $10.8 million donation to the University of Sydney’s nursing school.
The Abbott Government has vowed to cut red tape in an effort to boost philanthropy in Australia.
The interests of Australia’s cultural sector have been protected and advanced by the 2015-16 Federal Budget including a move to foster private sector support, according to Attorney-General Senator George Brandis.
Impact Investors plan to commit 16 per cent more finance to impact investment in 2015, according to a major global benchmarking survey.
National peak body Philanthropy Australia has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott calling for a better tax regime to support international philanthropy.
An international campaign using humour to raise awareness of the “dark side” of voluntourism is gaining traction.
Western Australia’s first dedicated venture philanthropy fund has launched with the aim of raising at least $2 million in philanthropic funds over the next two years.
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