Philanthropy


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.

17 June 2015

Australian Olympic running great and philanthropist, Ron Clarke, has died at the age of 78.

09 June 2015

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.

02 June 2015

A philanthropic Sydney couple have made an unprecedented $10.8 million donation to the University of Sydney’s nursing school.

29 May 2015

The Abbott Government has vowed to cut red tape in an effort to boost philanthropy in Australia.

13 May 2015

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.

06 May 2015

Impact Investors plan to commit 16 per cent more finance to impact investment in 2015, according to a major global benchmarking survey.

05 May 2015

National peak body Philanthropy Australia has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott calling for a better tax regime to support international philanthropy.

28 April 2015

An international campaign using humour to raise awareness of the “dark side” of voluntourism is gaining traction.

16 April 2015

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.

09 April 2015

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.

08 April 2015

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.

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