WELCOME to Australian Community Philanthropy (ACP)

ACP exists to help grow community philanthropy in Australia. We do this by representing and advocating for the sector, raising awareness about its importance and impact and through support and capacity building for community foundations.

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 philanthropy organisations, notably Australia’s Community Foundations that want to work together to build sector capacity and strengthen our profile, reach and impact. Together we are more visible and stronger.

Join us for the community philanthropy journey.


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…