The Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

Growing effective philanthropy to protect nature and secure a safe climate.

Nature Funding Framework

A new tool for action because nature needs us now

For people, planet and prosperity — Opportunities for strategic philanthropy in Australia. 

The AEGN Annual Conference

AEGN Annual Conference 1-2 May 2024 in Melbourne

1-2 May in Melbourne

Early-bird tickets now on sale!

Podcast: Giving Their All

The AEGN podcast sharing stories of effective leadership for our planet, climate and future.

Climate Change Funding Framework

Solving the climate crisis through strategic philanthropy.

Meet our members

50 years of change, not charity

Jill Reichstein and Lucy Larkins from the Reichstein Foundation reflect on the Foundation’s…

Building capacity, embracing innovation

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation CEO Dr Catherine Brown outlines how the foundation is…

Funding a deeper connection

Angela Whitbread’s philanthropy is driven by a profound respect for the vibrant web…

Shifting systems — the great powers of small funders

For Sue Mathews, tackling the climate crisis is profoundly important and deeply personal.…

Knowledge and insights

Environment and climate change giving trends 2024

27 February 2024

In this critical decade for action, we must continue to strengthen climate and…

Accelerating renewables for nature, climate and resilient communities

26 February 2024

Site renewables right. It sounds deceptively simple, but can Australia rapidly transition to…

Al Gore: it’s going to take “courage, character and leadership”

12 February 2024

Al Gore was in town last week, but you had to be part…

Nominate for the 2024 Environmental and Climate Philanthropy Award

18 December 2023

Now more than ever is the time to elevate the role of environmental…


AEGN hosted

Briefing #3 on EPBC reform process 

Thursday 29 February
12.00pm to 1.15pm AEDT
Hear fromEDO’s Head of Policy and Law Reform, Rachel Walmsley, & Dr Jennifer…

AEGN hosted

Brisbane Nature Funding Framework launch 2024

Monday 11 March
5.30pm to 7.30pm AEST
Please join us in Brisbane on Monday 11 March to hear from sector experts and connect…

AEGN hosted

Sydney member breakfast

Thursday 14 March
8.00am to 10.00am AEDT
Join our AEGN CEO & members for an informal breakfast at our Sydney…

Become a member

Harnessing the power of philanthropy to protect our environment and build a sustainable future.