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Australian Community Philanthropy

Uniting Australia’s Community Foundations to build
collective capacity, impact and voice

Latest News

Featured updates, stories, interviews and events from, for and by our network of Community Foundations across Australia.

Developed in collaboration with the former Office for the Community Sector, part of the Victorian Government Department for Health and Human Services, the Community Foundation Starter Kit video series provides an overview of Australia’s growing Community Foundation sector.


What is a Community Foundation?

Community Foundations are charitable, place-based organisations offering a practical model for building inclusive, democratic, fairer and more sustainable communities.

Build permanent assets from community contributions for local priorities.

Democratise giving and philanthropy, focused on place and community priorities.

Provide community leadership, convene partnerships and collaborate to drive change.

Empower communities to have a voice and agency in decisions that matter to them.

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