ACP is the peak body for Australia’s Community Foundations. We offer resources to assist capacity building and a peer support and learning network for Community Foundation practitioners. ACP also raises public awareness about and advocates for the community foundation sector.
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.
ACP is a network for Community Foundations and other community philanthropy organisations that want to share knowledge and work together to build sector capacity and strengthen collective profile, reach and impact.
Together we are more visible and stronger. Join us for the community philanthropy journey.
- Find out if there’s a community foundation near you
- Check our Events page for opportunities to connect in person
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- Contact ACP for information about our services, ACP membership and introductions to others in the community philanthropy movement in Australia
Mapping Australian Community Foundations
In 2014, ACP undertook the first systematic survey and mapping of community foundations in Australia, generously funded by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). Find out more…