Become a member

Our members fund solutions to the climate and nature crises. Our network provides peer support, access to experts and funding opportunities, and more. Be part of something bigger.

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As Australia’s peak membership organisation for environment and climate philanthropy, we are uniquely positioned to channel our members’ passion, energy and commitment into a positive force for the planet.

When you join the AEGN, you’ll be welcomed by a diverse membership of like-minded people from all over Australia. Some are experienced environmental funders, others are just starting out. Some give through trusts and foundations, others are individual donors. What they all share is a commitment to give as much as they can, as well as they can, and to growing the pool of environmental funders to protect our natural world.

Join us!

Membership benefits:


Be part of a like-minded community

We create a safe space for you to come together, connect and collaborate with other members and to share knowledge, networks, expertise and experience, through workshops, conferences and briefings.


Understand the issues

Drawing on the latest scientific research, we focus collective energy and effort on the most pressing environmental challenges and the emerging solutions that can help make a difference.


Share your passion, and get it funded

One of our most important roles is enabling co-funding of projects by providing a platform for you to share and invite others to support projects you are passionate about.


Maximise your impact

Whether you are new to philanthropy or looking to consolidate your funding approach, we can provide guidance to maximise the impact of your giving. Our experience and access to subject-matter experts supports you to give to the environment and climate with confidence.


Access the AEGN’s funding frameworks and tools

Access our briefing notes, funding frameworks, climate lens and directory of environmental non-government organisations. These resources allow you to develop and sustain an approach to giving that is tailored to your individual passions and ways of working.


Harness your influence

Access our dedicated advocacy program, designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and opportunities to help influence decisions and secure stronger, faster and more equitable outcomes for nature, climate and communities.


Be immersed in nature

Sign up to our member-only field trips and be inspired by the people and projects making a difference on the ground.

Apply for AEGN membership

“The inspiring members of the AEGN, the work they are all connected with, and the way they are making a difference by sharing their knowledge, talents and money gives me hope for the future.”

Sophie Chamberlain, Spinifex Trust