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Research
Research Roundup is a regular feature to keep our network up-to-date with recently published research papers and studies on community philanthropy issues from around the world.
Research
Research Roundup is a regular Community Foundations Australia feature created to give you an insight into the work academics are undertaking around community philanthropy.
Policy and Advocacy
In November 2019, Community Foundations Australia and a delegation of community foundation practitioners gave evidence to Federal Parliament. Now the resulting report can be read online.
CFAustralia Update
​Community foundations - and the community based organisations they support - have had a win in the 29 March Federal Budget, with the announcement that a special listing process will provide access to DGR1 (Deductible Gift Recipient) endorsement for these foundations.
CFAustralia Update
One of the hallmarks of community foundations is their place-based nature and often hyper-local focus. But community foundations also exist as a global movement. National peak bodies for community foundations regularly exchange information and collaborate where appropriate, for instance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Australian community foundations received international support during the Black Summer fires. Now, the humanitarian crisis created by the war in the Ukraine is galvanising community foundations to coordinate their responses across borders.
Member Update
The Mumbulla Foundation and Upper Murray Innovation Foundation, two of seven community foundations that were directly impacted by the Black Summer fires, have secured more than $300,000 between them from the Federal Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grant Program. A total of 524 projects were funded in this grant round with more than $390 million allocated to support organisations in all the affected regions.
Member Update
On 17 March 2022, the Mackay Community Foundation in Queensland announced a new milestone gift and unveiled an honour wall of local donors who have made a significant contribution to the community.
Member Update
The Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) operates in a region currently impacted by devastating flooding. This is how you can support them today.
Member Update
Community Foundations Australia member Bass Coast Community Foundation (BCCF) is seeking to recruit a part-time Executive Officer (EO) to work from its Wonthaggi Office.
CFAustralia Update
When Western Australian Project Coordinator Clare Gregory joined Community Foundations Australia two years ago, little did we know what challenges would lay ahead. With successive COVID-19 waves impacting Australia’s eastern states, the West has never felt so far away.