Australian Philanthropy Top 200
It's a regular topic of discussion in Australian philanthropy: how much do Australia's wealthy give - and is it enough?
Last year, FR&C put together a list of over 100
Australian donors (and some non-Australian donors to Australian causes) who
have given over $1m. Twelve months later, we’ve updated the list – now with
over 200 individuals and families listed!
We’ve only included people and families whose philanthropy has been mentioned in the public domain – either with a firm figure or with an estimate (we’ve put firm dollars ahead of estimates, even where it’s likely that the estimated figures are underreported).
We’ve provided links to the sources we’ve used for each person’s giving. We’ve drawn on previous lists such as the list BRW put together in 2006, Crikey’s philanthropy list from the same year, and Philanthropy Australia’s major donations list. And we’ll revise the list over time – if you have a suggestion for an update, email us.
For more detail on Australian giving, see our GiftSearch database – over 110,000 Australian donations listed, worth
more than $1.275 billion.
NB: not all of these links are set to open in a new page yet, so if you want to check out one of the links but keep the list open, use 'right click>open in new tab' to open them
Known giving over $100m
Known giving over $50m
William Buckland – the William Buckland Foundation distributes around $5m per annum, with total
giving to 2010 reaching $74m
Greg Poche - $40m to melanoma research (2005) and $20m to indigenous health (2008, 2010)
Foundation - over $50m in Australian giving, including $12.4m to UNSW (2008),
$9.7m to Murdoch University (2004), $8.7m to George Institute (2007), $5m to
Australian International Health Institute (2004), $4.4m to QUT (2009), $2.9m to
QUT (2008), $2.9m to Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (2007), $2m to University
of Queensland (2008)
– $10m to UNSW for the Lowy Cancer Centre (2007), c. $15m to sport and Jewish causes in 2005, $30m to create Lowy Institute for International Policy (2003)
Known giving over $10m
Known giving over $1m