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About

Our Focus Areas

Guiding Our Giving

With over 350 funds at Australian Communities Foundation, we support a diverse range of causes and communities. But as a collective of givers inspired to work together for a better future, we recognise it takes a strategic approach to get there.

That’s why we’ve introduced our five key focus areas to guide the way we give. 

Tackling Inequality

$4,831,580 to communities in 2018/19

 

 

We support projects and organisations working to combat the unequal distribution of opportunities across the social, economic, political, and cultural spheres. We seek to reduce inequalities along the lines of race & culture, gender & sexuality, faith, age, ability and location.

Strengthening Democracy

$1,202,747 to communities in 2018/19

 

 

We support projects and organisations working to strengthen the foundations of Australia’s democracy. We encourage trust and accountability, civic participation, a diversity of voices in public debate, and an improved, more inclusive and representative democratic system.

Supporting Indigenous Communities

$803,146 to communities in 2018/19

 

 

We support projects and organisations that are led or owned by Indigenous peoples, who we believe are best placed to improve outcomes for their communities. We stand behind Indigenous peoples in their fight for truth, treaty and self-determination.

Safeguarding the Environment

$714,917 to communities in 2018/19

 

 

We support projects and organisations protecting Australia’s natural ecosystems and working towards a safe and stable climate. We identify and amplify sustainable solutions to our changing climate and seek justice for those adversely affected by the impacts of climate change.

Building A Culturally Vibrant Society

$1,828,195 to communities in 2018/19

 

 

We support projects and organisations that facilitate creative expression. We see the arts as integral to healthy public debate, a robust civil society, social cohesion and the celebration of our differences.

Give to the Impact Fund

Join us in creating a fairer Australia by shifting the dial on issues across our focus areas.