Grants Bulletin

Last updated: 9 August 2019



Australian Communities Foundation grants


Australian Communities Foundation supports a range of charitable organisations and projects each year.


Grants are made locally, Australia wide and internationally through Australian registered charitable organisations.

These fall broadly into the areas of arts & culture, community development & advocacy, community services & welfare, disability, education, training & employment, environment, health & medical research, overseas aid & development.

Specific target groups are also supported, including Indigenous communities and refugee/asylum seekers.

Australian Communities Foundation primarily makes grants to the community in two ways:

  • through requests from our donors on the basis of their areas of interest and 
  • through Australian Communities Foundation’s identified strategic initiatives, such as  MacroMelbourne, Youth at Risk,  and Indigenous Education and Capacity Building.

There is no formal submission process for organisations seeking funds from Australian Communities Foundation. Eligible organisations can submit a request for a grant via our on line submission form.


Who can Australian Communities Foundation support?

Australian Communities Foundation only makes grants to organisations with the following tax ATO endorsements:

  • TCC – Tax Concession Charity
  • DGR – Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 of the table in section 30‑15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA).


This is an ongoing funding round and there is no closing date.