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2014 Annual Report: A More Giving Australia

January 1, 2015

Philanthropy Australia defines philanthropy as the planned and structured giving of money, time, information, goods and services, voice and influence to improve the wellbeing of humanity and the community. We define the philanthropic sector as trusts, foundations, organisations, families and individuals who engage in philanthropy. Our role is to support the philanthropic endeavour of our Members.

Impact investment, corporate, blended-finance

Responding to the Victorian Bushfires: What Role for Philanthropy?

January 1, 2009

In February 2009, due to record temperatures and a prolonged heatwave, several firestorms merged and raged across the state of Victoria, culminating in Australia's worst natural disaster in recorded history. The fires were catastrophic, covering over 400,000 hectares and leaving behind over 200 fatalities, hundreds injured, and over 7,000 homeless.

Family, HNWI, and independent philanthropy

Code of Practice

September 1, 2003

The voluntary Code of Practice of Philanthropy Australia is a recommendation for grantmaking Philanthropy Australia members. It encourages best practice, openness and transparency in all aspects of grantmaking.

Asia-Pacific; Transparency and accountability

Making Community Philanthropy Work: Overcoming Legal and Regulatory Barriers Facing Community Foundations in Australia

February 1, 2003

This report explains the legal barriers that community foundations confront in Australia and makes recommendations about a simpler structure and tax status for community foundations drawing on overseas and local examples.

Grassroots and community philanthropy

Survey of Australian Philanthropic Trusts and Foundations 2002

January 1, 2003

This survey report presents a basic framework of Australia's philanthropic sector, analyzing the characteristics of the respondent organizations and showing detailed data on their grant making policies and practices. It summarizes the main findings, such as: the concentration of trusts, foundations in Victoria; the impact of geographic location of trusts and foundations; governance of trusts and foundations, management structure, assets and investments, grant making policies and practices, grant making exclusions, grant making priorities and grants made last year.

Family, HNWI, and independent philanthropy

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