The power of philanthropy

More than ever before, people across the country are coming together to reverse global warming and restore nature.

Again we call upon the philanthropic sector, and those who want to create a thriving future, to be bigger and bolder in their funding.

Member feedback survey 

Member insights are vital to help guide our future focus and the services we provide to members. Tell us what you think so together we can work towards a future in which people and nature thrive. The survey is open until Friday 30 July.

Project Clearinghouse

The Project Clearinghouse enables members to share projects they have supported that require additional funding. In 2020/21 we saw 20 projects, worth $10 million, proceed because of members contributing funding.

Renewals now open

Continue to be a part of a vibrant and active network of funders who share a common vision for a future where people and nature thrive.


AEGN hosted

Green hydrogen — what, why and how

Tuesday 10 August
3.00pm to 4.30pm AEST
How can philanthropy turbo charge the green energy revolution?…

AEGN hosted

Nature funder group — August

Thursday 19 August
12.00pm to 1.00pm AEST
Meet other funders who are passionate about protecting our natural world.

AEGN hosted

Thought Leadership Forum — September

Wednesday 8 September
12.00pm to 1.00pm AEST
Experts from the field discuss critical environmental issues of the decade and how…

Meet our members

Graeme Wood

For Sale: Renovator’s Dream, east coast Tasmania — Triabunna Woodchip Mill — Classic…

Turning corporate Australia clean and green

Darrell Wade, of the Dawn Wade Foundation, was one of the AEGN’s first…

John Preston

John Preston is new to the environmental philanthropy game, having started the Auxilium…

The Jaramas Foundation

Robin and Mick have run civil engineering firm Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure for 26…

Become a member

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

Knowledge and insights

You can help defend charities’ rights to speak out

8 July 2021

There is a threat on the horizon for Australian charities. While thousands of…

Celebrate World Environment Day

15 June 2021

How did you celebrate World Environment Day on Saturday 5 June? I spent…

Donations by Australia’s 50 biggest givers double in five years

11 June 2021

In the Australian Financial Review’s recent 50 Biggest Givers List , seven members…

The best antidote to despair is action

5 June 2021

On this World Environment Day we celebrate the beauty of nature, the role…