Why become a member?
You will have access to a network that supports and encourages each other, shares knowledge and experience, and collaborates to create lasting change.
We will support you with expert advice and guidance on funding pathways and be a sounding board to help you prioritise. Funding the environment is an investment in our future.
Our membership comes from many different backgrounds from across Australia and are individuals, trusts and foundations.
Some give exclusively to environmental causes, others have additional focus areas they support. What they share is a passion for protecting and preserving our natural world.
We exist to inspire you and help you learn from and share experiences with other environmental funders. Together we extend our collective skills and knowledge, grow the amount of funding, and the impact of funding for the environment and sustainability.
In a 2019 membership survey, 91 per cent of respondents said their involvement with the AEGN has positively influenced their approach to environmental giving and helped them evolve their grantmaking practice.
There are many benefits of membership to our community.
Bringing issues into focus
Drawing on the latest scientific research, we focus collective energy and effort on the most pressing environmental challenges faced today and the emerging solutions that can help make a difference.
Sharing knowledge and experience between membership
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.
Facilitating project co-funding
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.
Learning from experts
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 with confidence.
Support for membership with funding frameworks, knowledge and tools
Access our briefing notes, funding frameworks and a directory of environmental non-government organisations. We are developing a climate lens to support your giving with a climate change overlay. These resources allow you to develop and sustain an approach to giving that is tailored to your individual passions and ways of working.
Inspiring field trips
Be immersed in nature and be inspired by the people and projects making a difference on the ground.