Community Grants

Every year Australian Ethical Investment donates 10% of its pre-tax profits to organisations making a positive difference in the world.

Since the grants program began, we have donated $1.5 million and you can see the successful grant applicants from last year below.

Who is eligible?

Eligible organisations include those working for charitable, benevolent and conservation purposes as part of a contribution to a positive and sustainable society. We include in this registered charities, not for profit companies or social enterprises. If you are the latter, you must be reinvesting 100% of any profits into your enterprise’s mission. No dividends can be paid to owners or shareholders.

All of our activities are guided by the Australian Ethical Charter. When making an application, please consider the spirit of the Charter.

What do we look for?

We seek applications from organisations seeking funding for new or existing projects delivering tangible outcomes that positively impact the planet, people and/or animals. We treat each application on its merits but do have some basic requirements. For example, we require your organisation to have an ABN (or Incorporation Number) and an Australian bank account.


To be notified when information becomes available on our 2015 Community Grants program, please complete the form on the below.


2015 Community Grants



AEI Community Grant Winners 2014

$20,000 Category
Tennant Creek Transport Inc. (NT)Providing much-needed transport for one of the most socially-disadvantaged communities in Australia


Mungalla Aboriginal Corporation for Business (QLD)Up-skilling unemployed indigenous youth for environmental outcomes
Port Phillip Housing Association (VIC)Community garden project designed to build social connection and skills among rooming house tenants


Free to Shine (Cambodia)Girls scholarship program to prevent sex trafficking
The Orangutan Project (Indonesia)Funding Wildlife Protection Units of local people to patrol the national park and prevent


$10 000

$10,000 Category
The Exodus Foundation (NSW)Sustainable Communities project to reduce the environmental impact of Exodus' food programs for the
The Pyjama Foundation (QLD)Funding Pyjama Angels who provide individual attention and support to children in foster
Jewish House (NSW)Refurbishment of the homeless shelter to accommodate pets of the
The Kokoda Track Foundation (PNG)Microlending program for women to address poverty and provide clean energy
Kids Under Cover (VIC)Scholarships for youth at risk of homelessness to complete their secondary
Sir David Martin Foundation (NSW)Contributing to 12 week rehabilitation programs for youth fighting addiction, mental health issues and homelessness
Timor Leste Vision (East Timor)Project to install a reliable water system to deliver clean water to the remote village of
Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (Kiribati)HPV vaccination program to protect women in Kiribati against cervical cancer

$5 000

$5,000 Category
The Deli Women & Children's Centre (NSW)Safe Healing project for women who have suffered domestic violence and abuse, especially those from Aboriginal or CALD
Animal Aid Abroad (Egypt)Revitalisation of the Port Said Equine clinic and training a local team to treat working
Liberian Community Action for Unity, Social & Economic Development (VIC)Establishment of a 'Newlife Restaurant' social enterprise to provide skills training and employment opportunities for the West African community 
Delivery Cycles (VIC)A social enterprise providing employment opportunities for marginalised groups, especially refugees, through the establishment of a food delivery business