We’re growing community philanthropy in Australia

Australian Community Philanthropy (ACP) is Australia’s peak organisation for Community Foundations and a passionate champion for our growing sector. 

We support a vibrant peer network of community philanthropy practitioners and empower them to work together towards shared goals.



ACP is governed by a skills-based Board of Directors. 

Majority of ACP directors are board members or executive officers with their local community foundation.

Ben Rodgers 


Ben is Executive Officer of the Inner North Community Foundation in Melbourne.

Maree Sidey

Deputy Chair

Maree is Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Communities Foundation.

Sally Gamble

Sally Gamble

Company Secretary

Sally is a founding director and Chair of  Tomorrow Today Foundation.

Georgie McKay


Georgie was the Executive Officer at Stand Like Stone Foundation from 2012 to 2019.

Diane Bray AM


Diane was the Public Trustee for ACT and is Chair of Hands Across Canberra.

Matt Jenkins


Matt has been a board member at the Ballarat Foundation since 2016.

Peter Kent


Peter is a director of Porter Novelli Australia and a former director of Carers Victoria.

Dylan Smith


Dylan founded the Fremantle Foundation in 2010 and was its Executive Officer for ten years.

Simon Whittle OAM


Simon has been continuously involved in the Buderim Foundation since inception in 2004.


Gerlinde Scholz

Executive Officer

Gerlinde is an experienced not-for-profit leader.


Clare Gregory

Project Coordinator

Clare is passionate about nurturing community-driven social impact.

Rosie Funder

Administration Officer

Rosie is an experienced administrative assistant.

Ben Conway

Comms & Marketing Coordinator

Ben is a marketing professional enthusiastic about social change.

Day- to-day management of ACP is delegated to the Executive Officer.


ACP welcomes support for the ongoing development of Australia’s community foundation sector from philanthropic partners and donors.

Grant, donations and bequests to ACP create grassroots community impact on a national scale through our member network.

Tax-deductible contribution

To make a tax-deductible contribution, please access ACP’s donations account at the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and follow the prompts.

For more information, email us or call 0419 350 240.


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