WELCOME to Australian Community Philanthropy (ACP)

ACP unites Community Foundations across Australia. We work together to build our sector’s capacity and to strengthen Community Foundations’ collective voice and impact.

Several ACP member Foundations operate in current bushfire zones. We are grateful that our colleagues in those areas are safe.

Local Community Foundations have a vital leadership role in disaster recovery and rebuilding, partnering with government and charities. They are also ideally placed to direct your donations where they are most needed for local recovery efforts. Read more…

Community philanthropy is about engaged citizenship and the empowerment of local communities. It starts from the premise that philanthropy is for everyone and that all communities have assets – skills, knowledge, networks and money. When people pool their assets to take action on issues that matter to them, they become co-investors with a personal stake in the projects they support. In the process, they build community power and voice.



Community Foundations around Australia

There are 39 Community Foundations in Australia at present, at least one in each state and in the ACT.

To find your local Community Foundation, click below to a list of foundations with links to their web sites.

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