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.
The Abbott Government has announced changes to the way Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs) will be wound up and how the philanthropic funds can distribute their assets.
Innovative new funding models are tackling pressing social needs and the reduced availability of financial support to address those needs across Australia. Journalist Nadia Boyce spoke to one NSW property developer who recently secured $2.1 million in an impact investment to kick start his solution for funding new social housing developments.
Businessman David Gonski has warned that Australian philanthropists need to inject greater precision and diligence into their giving - and that Not for Profits may need to “work harder” to leverage that.
The rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney has played out in many different ways. Australia’s two largest cities regularly compete on the sporting field, in the fashion stakes and in the culture wars. But which city is Australia’s true centre of charity?
An iconic Australian corporate-Not for Profit partnership sparked by a “chance conversation” is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary - as its value continues to grow to over $15 million.
Philanthropic Trust Fund manager, Perpetual, is set to distribute a record $460,000 in philanthropic funds to 23 young Australian artists who have received the 2015 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships.
A donation of $8.9 million has been made to establish a professorial chair in bowel cancer research at the University of Sydney.
Taken from her new book, '8 Founding Principles of Sponsorship Success', sponsorship expert Abby Clemence shares her eight tips for creating a foolproof sponsorship approach.
Husband and wife philanthropists have made a multi-million dollar donation to an Australian university that will help it create cutting-edge small healthcare devices.
A new study into childhood cancer research in Australia has found that the role of philanthropy is vital to overcome critical funding challenges facing researchers in the battle against the disease.
Two of the world’s biggest philanthropists have predicted that the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history.
There are some simple and inexpensive policy changes which can help grow impact investing in Australia, and the re-establishment of the Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership provides a unique opportunity to deliver them, writes Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager with Philanthropy Australia.
2014 has been declared as the year of the “mega gifts”, with some of the biggest philanthropic donations ever seen in Australia’s history being made.
Two large philanthropic Foundations, the Greater Charitable Foundation and The Balnaves Foundation, have announced their New Year funding recipients.
Distributions from Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs) have grown to record levels in Australia reaching $251 million in 2012 and were estimated to exceed a cumulative $1.7 billion in 2014, according to a new report.
Philanthropy Australia has delivered a submission to the re-established Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, setting out some early wins which can help grow philanthropy in Australia, writes Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager with Philanthropy Australia.
Contributions to Donor-Advised Funds in the US have passed $17 billion in 2013 - a record breaking high according to the latest report from the National Philanthropic Trust.
The hunt is on for a new CEO of Philanthropy Australia following the resignation of Louise Walsh last week after only two years in the top job.
The CEO of Philanthropy Australia Louise Walsh has resigned after only two years in the top job.
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