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.

Project Clearinghouse


As hosted at our annual conference, members presented 39 of Australia’s most important, impactful and innovative environmental projects over four online sessions.

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 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

John Preston

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

Dr Barry Traill

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

Sue McKinnon

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

Roger Salkeld

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


AEGN hosted

Indigenous land and sea management funder group — May

Wednesday 19 May
12.00pm to 1.00pm AEDT
Connect with funders across Australia who share your passion for building the capacity…

AEGN hosted

Climate Change Masterclass

Tuesday 25 May
1.00pm to 4.00pm AEST
Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to strategically impact the greatest challenge of…

AEGN hosted

Annual member briefing

Tuesday 25 May to Thursday 27 May
9.30am to 8.30pm
Please join us for a series of in-person and online member briefings this…

AEGN hosted

Sustainable food systems funder group — May

Thursday 27 May
12.00pm to 1.00pm AEDT
Develop lasting relationships, share your success stories and grow the impact of your…

Become a member

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

Knowledge and insights

7 pieces of advice from the frontlines of US philanthropy

11 May 2021

Phil Buchanan, President of the Centre for Effective Philanthropy in the United States,…

A blueprint to grow structured giving

11 May 2021

Philanthropy Australia, the national peak body for philanthropy, has unveiled a new blueprint…

International Women’s Day 2021

10 March 2021

International Women’s Day made me reflect on my own journey to be a…