Australian Community Philanthropy Annual General Meeting
8am, Thursday 19th October at the State Library Victoria, Entry 3, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, Victoria.

Key Board updates

  • Annie Duncan retired from the Board in April 2017
  • Andrew Lawson will be retiring from the Board at the 2017 AGM and will not be offering himself for re-election
  • Heinz Seeberg will be retiring from the Board at the 2017 AGM and will not be offering himself for re-election
  • Maree Sidey was appointed as a Casual Vacancy to the Board in April 2017 and will be offering herself for election

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our retiring Board members for their tremendous contribution, and to particularly acknowledge both Andrew Lawson and Annie Duncan.

Andrew has been an ambassador and true champion of the Community Foundation sector in Australia and has made an enormous impact on our movement. Andrew was a well deserved recipient of a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours. He will be very much missed on the Board.

Annie has previously been the Chair of Australian Communities Foundation, Deputy Chair of ACP and given wonderful leadership and experience in her three years on the ACP Board. We will miss Annie’s drive and leadership.

Directors Nomination Information
Members are eligible to nominate for the position of Director. Please contact
to obtain a copy of the ‘Directors Nomination Information’  which gives an overview of the roles and responsibilities of Directors and identfies the skillsets currently required by the Board.

Members will be circulated with a schedule of members intending to nominate as a Director prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Any member intending to nominate is asked to note the process outlined in the ‘Directors Nomination Information’ and to submit the requested information by the close of business on Wednesday, 27th September.

Together we are more than the sum of our parts – this sentiment sums up our combined efforts to grow community foundations across Australia.

I would like to thank our members, our Executive Officer, Kate Buxton, and my fellow Board members for their commitment, passion and continued support of Australian Community Philanthropy.

If you have any questions regarding this year’s AGM or any other matter please do not hesitate to contact our Executive Officer, Kate Buxton on 0419 350 240 or myself on 0410 202 610.

Kind regards,
Dylan Smith
Chair, Australian Community Philanthropy Ltd


Australian community foundations are eligible to become Organisation Members of Australian Community Philanthropy (ACP). Others with a connection to and interest in the community foundation sector are welcome to join as Individual Members.

Community foundation membership fees are calculated on a sliding scale according to corpus/endowment.


By joining ACP you will become part of the Australia-wide community foundation movement.

Benefits of membership

  • Connection
    Joining enables ACP to connect all Australian community foundations together – and together we are more than the sum of our parts.
  • Information
    Members have access to a rich source of resources, templates, case studies, and advice.
  • Inspiration
    Help inspire other CFs with your successes, and assist them with your  experience in facing challenges.
  • Advocacy
    Contribute to our collective voice with policy makers and other grant-makers.
  • Representation
    We source advice from legal, regulatory and philanthropy experts, and make recommendations to policy makers and legislators.
  • News
    Prompt notification of community foundation specific news and events in the sector.

Download our membership application form:

Leading Members:



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Leading members are community foundations that, because of their greater capacity and resources, are able to make a more significant financial contribution, championing the community foundation movement and enhancing the capacity of ACP to deliver meaningful support and services to the wider community foundation sector.

Whilst this membership subscription category applies to any foundation that has an endowment greater than $40m, any member may choose to be a Leading Member.

List of current Members

  • Albany Community Foundation
  • Australian Communities Foundation
  • Ballarat Foundation
  • Bass Coast Community Foundation
  • Border Trust
  • Buderim Foundation
  • Casey Cardinia Foundation
  • Community Foundation for Central Victoria
  • Denmark Community Foundation
  • Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation
  • Fleurieu Community Foundation
  • Foundation Barossa
  • Foundation Broken Hill
  • Fremantle Foundation
  • Geelong Community Foundation
  • The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)
  • Give Where You Live
  • Inner North Community Foundation
  • Into Our Hands Foundation
  • Leongatha District Community Foundation
  • Lord Mayor’s Community Foundation
  • The MacKay Community Foundation
  • Marysville & Triangle Community Foundation
  • MCRAG Community Foundation
  • Mirboo North & District Community Foundation
  • Northern Rivers Community Foundation
  • Red Earth Community Foundation
  • South West Community Foundation
  • Southern Highlands Foundation
  • Stand Like Stone Foundation
  • Sydney Community Foundation
  • Tomorrow : Today Foundation