AEGN

The power of philanthropy

The Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network harnesses the power of philanthropy to help protect our environment and build a sustainable future.

Photo credit: School Strike 4 Climate Australia

Project Clearinghouse

The Project Clearinghouse enables members to share projects they have supported that require additional funding. In 2019/20 we saw 55 projects worth $12.8 million proceed as a result of members contributing funding.

Environmental issues and solutions

We know when philanthropy, high-quality science and powerful changemakers within our community sector work together, we can catalyse lasting positive change.

The Environmental Giving Pledge

In May 2017, we aimed to raise an additional $50 million for the environment in five years. In October 2020, we are proud to announce, our members have helped us exceed this goal to $120 million.

Our offices are on the lands of the Kulin Nation and Eora Nation.

Acknowledging the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, we recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community.

And we pay our respects to the Traditional Owners, Custodians and Elders both past and present.

Meet our members


Sue McKinnon

It would be fair to say that the McKinnon Family Foundation is never…

Rob McLean AM

Speaking publicly about his private giving is not something that Sydney-based philanthropist Robert…

Dr Barry Traill

One of Australia’s most respected environmental campaigners. Dr Barry Traill is also a…

Roger Salkeld

Established in 2014 by Roger Salkeld, his wife Helen and their adult children,…

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

Knowledge and insights


2020 and the year ahead: Reflections on nature

23 December 2020

The year began with the worst bushfire season in our history: One of…

2020: A turning point for climate change?

17 December 2020

2020 has seen a significant shift in the global response to climate change,…

Environmental Giving Trends 2020: Bushfire and COVID-19 update

17 December 2020

In Australia, no single, publicly available source of information about philanthropic giving exists.