Melbourne CF – Communities Foundation

Welcome to Australian Communities Foundation.

The Foundation was originally established in 1997 as Melbourne Community Foundation.  Australian Communities Foundation more accurately reflects the current work of the Foundation which continues to grow nationally and reach globally. We are excited about the future, in particular, being able to connect with new donors both individuals and corporates.

Australian Communities Foundation offers individuals, families, groups, corporations and not-for-profit organisations an easy and satisfying way of giving something of real value back to the community that they care about.   Donors establish philanthropic funds under Australian Communities Foundation’s legal structure and all donations are pooled and invested. The income generated from this investment is used over time to support charitable projects and organisations and to help build healthy resilient communities.

Australian Communities Foundation uses its grantmaking expertise and in-depth knowledge of community issues to assist donors develop strategic giving plans.  The Foundation makes grants that meet donors’ charitable requests and goals and addresses needs in the community.

What will you find?

Our website includes sections for donors, professional advisers.  It introduces potential donors to the types of sub-funds they can establish at Australian Communities Foundation, including our information on workplace giving for corporates, an educational scholarship fund, as well as information on our grantmaking and strategic initiatives.

Please explore this website to learn more about Australian Communities Foundation.

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