The National Community Foundations Forum 2016 brings together practitioners from community foundations across Australia, government, corporate business and philanthropy to network, learn from each other, exchange ideas and think strategically and collectively about the future of community philanthropy. This year’s theme – Building Resilience Through Innovation and Collaboration – focuses on how the community foundation sector can evolve and adapt in order to thrive in an increasingly challenging and changing environment.
Australian Community Philanthropy is a not-for-profit membership organisation that nurtures, supports and grows community foundations across Australia.Community foundations are place-based, independent, community-owned philanthropic vehicles. They work with a range of donors to build endowment funds as long-term community assets; they make grants to local organisations and initiatives; and they bring people together to build social capital and strengthen their communities.
In a nutshell: local people giving time, skills and money for community benefit. There are at least 36 community foundations in Australia, which have collectively given over $97 Million in grants to not-for-profits and charities in their communities.
The end of the financial year is an excellent time to consider making a charitable donation. Donating through a community foundation can extend the impact of a donation, ensuring your gift continues to make a difference.
Community Foundations harness the power of philanthropy and their deep local knowledge. They support local organisations delivering projects and programs that meet local need, building healthy, sustainable and resilient communities.
Community Foundations work with donors, assisting them to think strategically about how they give and ensuring their donation has the greatest impact on the issues and causes they care about.
The Bass Coast Community Foundation is proud to be associated with Australian Community Philanthropy and looks forward to attending this event later in 2016.
This years forum is to be held at the RACV Resort in Inverloch - This year’s theme – Building Resilience Through Innovation and Collaboration – focuses on how the community foundation sector can evolve and adapt in order to thrive in an increasingly challenging and changing environment.