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.

2014 Applicants: We will send an update in mid-December regarding the shortlisting of applications, and the date that grant recipients will be announced.

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 postively 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.

2013 Community Grant Recipients

In 2013, grant applications were received from over 300 organisations across a range of humanitarian, environmental and animal welfare organisations. The majority of the applications were of high quality, suited our selection criteria, and adhered to our Australian Ethical Charter and therefore made the task of determining a short list, for voting by staff and shareholders, extremely hard.

Grants ranged in size from $4,000 to $30,000 and over half of the projects were fully funded by Australian Ethical. Recipient groups have a strong focus on efficiently delivering tangible outcomes.

OrganisationProjectGrant 

Street Swags

80 street swags  

$4,800

Project fully funded

Free to shine

Scholarship for girls at risk

$9,000

Project fully funded

Asylum Seeker Centre

Employment assistance program

$30,000

Project fully funded

East Timor Women Australia

Fair futures for women & girls in
Timor-Leste

$30,000

Partially funded

Kokoda Track Foundation

Lighting Up Papua New Guinea

$10,000

Project fully funded

Communities @ Work

The Yellow Van food rescue  

$4,000

Project fully funded

Inanna

Comforting kids

$5,000

Project fully funded

40K Foundation Aust

40K PLUS

$7,250

Partially funded

Australian Conservation Foundation 

100% renewable ready - clearing the barriers to change

$7,250

Partially funded

Primary Ethics

Delivery of ethics classes

$5,000

Partially funded

The Orangutan Project

Wildlife Protection Units

$5,000

Partially funded

See recipients from previous years

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