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Donors get behind World Vision’s bid to regreen 1 billion hectares

World Vision Fri, 14 Jun 2024

A remarkable way of regenerating billions of hectares across the world without planting a single tree has been developed – and is set to be extended to 100 countries with the support of World Vision and philanthropy. The method not only revives barren landscapes and soaks up carbon, but also alleviates poverty and puts more food on people’s tables. And to top it off, the technique is up to 36 times cheaper than planting trees from scratch.

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How a philanthropic consortium is helping young people out of homelessness

Allison Harding Fri, 7 Jun 2024

A recent Foyer Foundation initiative with Hand Heart Pocket and others resulted in the Queensland government committing $320 million to youth homelessness accommodation and support services. Here, we look at how that collaboration between a consortium of philanthropists, impact investors and service providers worked. We also explore the broader impact of the foundation’s model supporting young people experiencing homelessness into stable housing, employment and education around Australia.

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Staying the course for generational change with Children’s Ground

English Family Foundation Fri, 31 May 2024

Children’s Ground is designed to change the status quo – led by First Nations people and the oldest knowledge systems in the world to achieve radical reform for First Nations children over a 25-year period.

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Double shot of coffee and communities gives a boost to people experiencing homelessness

Nick Place Fri, 16 Feb 2024

There are 40 community foundations across Australia, engaged in deeply connected and life-changing work at a local level. A powerful example is the Inner North Community Foundation that provided $20,000 to the big-hearted not-for-profit St Mary’s House of Welcome in Melbourne. The grant provided a coffee machine and barista training to provide long-term prospects to people experiencing homelessness.

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Trust gives $1 million to State Library

Fri, 21 Oct 2022

Thanks to a $1 million dollar grant from the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, the State Library of Victoria has acquired the first graphic novel published by a woman.

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Historic donation shows joy of giving

Fri, 22 Apr 2022

In the long list of cultural gifts to the nation, the $100 million donation from Lindsay and Paula Fox for the NGV Contemporary project stands as a new benchmark, and is the latest instance of the family’s philanthropy, which has covered the arts, housing, education, and medical research.

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Nation’s most effective givers recognised at 2018 Australian Philanthropy Awards

Mon, 30 Jul 2018

Bold philanthropic ambitions, the power of advocacy and the impact of family philanthropy were three of the most pronounced themes at the 2018 Australian Philanthropy Awards, presented at the Sydney Opera House on July 26.

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