Category Archives: News

Environmental Philanthropy Award

Nominations for Philanthropy Australia’s Environmental Philanthropy Award 2019 are now open! The AEGN is again a proud sponsor of this award and encourages you to nominate your favourite grant. It’s an opportunity to recognise excellence in environmental grantmaking, raise the…

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Frack Free NT

One of the outcomes of the fantastic AEGN field trip to Central Australia was a commitment by participants to fund a coordinator position for the newly formed Protect Country Alliance. The Alliance brings a number of environmental groups and indigenous…

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Ripe for Change

Ripe for Change is a place-based small grants program supporting healthy and resilient local food systems. The need for this grants program was identified through an in-depth review of local food system challenges and was successfully piloted in the Casey,…

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A word from Amanda

December 2018 Dear AEGN members and friends, What a year it has been. There has been much thoughtful, strategic and impactful funding by members, resulting in excellent outcomes that help to build the environmental future we all want to see.…

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Rainbow Warrior philanthropy event

Speech by John Spierings, CEO Reichstein Foundation Sunday 19 November 2018 In a fortnight it will be 63 years since Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Alabama, defied bus driver James F. Blake’s order to relinquish her seat in the “colored section” to a white…

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Simon and Natalie Herd

Simon and Natalie have recently returned to Australia after a few years in London, making Brisbane their new home. They love the access to the bush and ocean that Brisbane provides, but are appalled at the lack of coverage of…

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Jim & Heather Phillipson

Jim and Heather Phillipson are based in East Gippsland, where they have devoted their farm to Land for Nature. They are both actively engaged in local environmental initiatives including with Landcare, BirdLife and Trust for Nature. Jim and Heather began…

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