Philanthropic Grants and Trusts
Specific grants and funds

Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation

Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation are two key entities of Myer family philanthropy which engage with the community to promote a just, creative, enlightened, caring and sustainable Australia.

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ClubsNSW - Club grants

ClubGRANTS funding is available to community groups, charities and sporting teams across NSW.

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John T Reid Charitable Trusts

The John T Reid Charitable Trusts fund small, medium and large organisations and place a high value on programs with the potential to advance collective knowledge and experience. Collaboration between organisations is encouraged to avoid duplication of resources and efforts.

The John T Reid Charitable Trusts distributes funding within six main categories. Many projects will fall within more than one category of support and each applicant is encouraged to present their proposal in their own words as it best promotes their needs rather than try to fit within a rigid category.

Within these categories, the Trustees will consider supporting creative and innovative programs and projects, and capital works to further the aims of the organisation. Support may be given to an organisation in establishing projects in their early stages, expecting that they will seek and attract wider community and government partnerships for future support. The categories are:

  • Aged & palliative care
  • Arts & cultural heritage
  • Community & social welfare
  • Education and youth support
  • Environment
  • Health support


For more information go to the John T Reid website.

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation

The Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation offers funding for projects that are focused on improving the lives of disadvantaged local people.

It provides more than $1.5 million in grants annually to eligible not-for profit and community organisations.

The Foundation’s grant making is underpinned by the following principles. The Foundation funds projects, initiatives and programs that:

  • have aims and objectives which are in synergy with the key focus areas of the Foundation;
  • take a new approach to solving problems and have potential for expansion and or replication;
  • provide evidence of effective project management and outcome evaluation;
  • are sustainable over the long term and deliver an enduring community benefit beyond the funding period;
  • directly benefit those most in need in our community;
  • and do not have the ability to attract significant government, public or corporate support.


For more information go to the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation website.

nib foundation

nib foundation is a charitable organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities across Australia.

nib foundation is a Private Ancillary Fund (PAF) that provides funding support to Australian not-for-profits with Deducible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Charity Tax Concession status.

The foundation was created in 2008 following a $25 million donation from nib health funds, which was raised through the issue of new shares at the time of listing nib on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in November 2007.

Since inception, the foundation has committed more than $15.8 million in grant funding to 105 charity partners to deliver practical health programs.


For more information go to nib foundation's website.

Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program

Perpetual distributed more than $83 million in the 2014 financial year on behalf of the charitable trusts and endowments that it manages.

Many of these trusts and endowments have specified charitable terms and directions attached. For those trusts and endowments where there is discretion in regards to amounts and recipients, non-profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for grants through its annual IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program. Information on Perpetual’s 2016 IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program will be available on this site in November 2015.

Reichstein Foundation

The Reichstein Foundation works for social justice and environmental sustainability by investing strategically in inspirational people, projects and organisations. It is a catalyst for more effective philanthropy in Australia.

The Reichstein Foundation practices social change philanthropy and grows this approach to philanthropy through partnerships and funding collaborations with individuals, donors and trusts and foundations. In essence, it supports change not charity. Its stated mission is to stimulate and invest in policy change and inspirational organisations and people to achieve a more equitable distribution of wealth and power and a healthy and sustainable environment.

The Foundation grants in the areas of:

Reducing Inequality
Social justice and the law
Environmental sustainability.

For 2014/2015 financial year, the Reichstein Foundation made grants principally through a mix of invitation and expressions of interest in its key priority areas including the employment rights of people with disability, gambling reform, prison reform and environmental sustainability. Its grants strategy will be reviewed again in 2015.

For more information go to the Reichstein Foundation's website.

The Coca-Cola Australia Foundation

The Coca-CCAF, an independent charitable trust funded by the Coca-Cola System in Australia, supports organisations working to improve the lives of marginalised young Australians. 

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The Ian Potter Foundation

The Ian Potter Foundation is a major Australian philanthropic foundation that supports and promotes excellence and innovation. 

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General Information on Philanthropic Trusts and Foundations

Funding Centre

Funding Centre is an enterprise of It is a grants and fundraising hub.

It provides some useful free information on:

Users need to take out a paid subscription to access its grants database.


For more information see the Funding Centre website.

Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy Australia’s mission is to lead an innovative, growing, influential and high performing philanthropic sector in Australia.

If you are seeking funding from an Australian philanthropic organisation, this Philanthropy Australia's website can provide an array of tools and resources, some free and others requiring subscription.


For more information go to the Philanthropy Australia website