Authored by Gina Anderson collaboration with Myer Foundation, Telstra Foundation
In a joint project, the Centre for Social Impact at the University of New South Wales and the Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy at Swinburne University of Technology analysed the grants of philanthropic foundations that self-selected by proactively making their grants public using best practice reporting.
The resulting report ‘Where the Money Goes: Private wealth for public good’, supported by the Myer Foundation and the Telstra Foundation, provides a high level analysis of 4,119 philanthropic grants made over a three-year period.
Twelve of Australia’s leading philanthropic foundations distributed $207 million in grants to the Australian community between 2009 and 2011. This report examines for the first time how and where these funds were distributed by cause, sector and region.