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Our Mission / Objective

Pride Foundation Australia (PFA) is a national philanthropic foundation specifically focused on funding lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual and other (LGBTQIA+) community issues in Australia. PFA actively works to increase philanthropic support for the Australian LGBTQIA+ and allied communities through fundraising, grant giving, collaboration and commissioning projects. PFA adopts a social change model to our philanthropy and has a dedicated focus on advancing equity for the most disadvantaged LGBTQIA+ Australians, including advocating for systemic change. Specific LGBTQIA+ focus areas to date have been ageing, homelessness, disability, and asylum seekers and refugees.

Our Services

PFA is not a service organisation. Our work consists of the following activities:

  • Fundraising for our priority areas
  • Raising awareness of PFA work via
    • Stalls at LGBTI community events
    • Fundraisers
    • Launching reports from our projects
  • Grant giving
    • 2 major grant rounds per year with the Myer Foundation
    • 1 Arts fund round
    • 4 small grant rounds per year
  • Commissioning research in our priority areas
  • Collaboration with like-minded organisations including Myer Foundation, Broadtree Foundation, and the Australian Communities Foundation
  • Operating sub-funds
    • The Channel is our first sub-fund

Our Beneficiaries

We are focused on benefiting LGBTQIA+ people and allied communities in Australia by advancing equity for the most disadvantaged LGBTQIA+ Australians.

This currently includes those who are homelessness, or living with a disability, or are refugees or seeking asylum.

Projects in Progress

  1. LGBTIQA+ homelessness
  • developing national LGBTIQA+ inclusive practice guidelines for the housing and homelessness sectors, with University of Melbourne

2. Disability

  • Developing a LGBTIQA+ self-advocacy group for people living with disability, in partnership with VALID in Victoria
  • Commissioned Deakin University to conduct research on the lived experience of LGBTQIA+ people living with disability

3. Refugees and asylum seekers

  • convened a national advisory group to identify funding needs 

Our People

Leadership Team

Ruby Mountford – Communications and Administration Officer

Names of Board Members

Ruth McNair AM – Chairperson

Ian Gould

Sarina Jackson

Fiona Wilkie

Catherine Fitzgerald

Colin Krycer

Damian Douglas-Meyer

Susan Ditter

Number of Employees

1

Number of Volunteers

15

Registration Information

ABN

85116997427

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

We accept bequests. Information about how to do this is found here:

https://pridefoundation.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Pride_bequest_brochure_online.pdf

General Donations

Other support

We are very happy to talk with people interested to volunteer their time to work with us. Please email at info@pridefoundation.org.au 

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Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Pride Foundation Australia (PFA) is a national philanthropic foundation specifically focused on funding lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual and other (LGBTQIA+) community issues in Australia. PFA actively works to increase philanthropic support for the Australian LGBTQIA+ and allied communities through fundraising, grant giving, collaboration and commissioning projects. PFA adopts a social change model to our philanthropy and has a dedicated focus on advancing equity for the most disadvantaged LGBTQIA+ Australians, including advocating for systemic change. Specific LGBTQIA+ focus areas to date have been ageing, homelessness, disability, and asylum seekers and refugees.

Our Services

PFA is not a service organisation. Our work consists of the following activities:

  • Fundraising for our priority areas
  • Raising awareness of PFA work via
    • Stalls at LGBTI community events
    • Fundraisers
    • Launching reports from our projects
  • Grant giving
    • 2 major grant rounds per year with the Myer Foundation
    • 1 Arts fund round
    • 4 small grant rounds per year
  • Commissioning research in our priority areas
  • Collaboration with like-minded organisations including Myer Foundation, Broadtree Foundation, and the Australian Communities Foundation
  • Operating sub-funds
    • The Channel is our first sub-fund

Our Beneficiaries

We are focused on benefiting LGBTQIA+ people and allied communities in Australia by advancing equity for the most disadvantaged LGBTQIA+ Australians.

This currently includes those who are homelessness, or living with a disability, or are refugees or seeking asylum.

Projects in Progress

  1. LGBTIQA+ homelessness
  • developing national LGBTIQA+ inclusive practice guidelines for the housing and homelessness sectors, with University of Melbourne

2. Disability

  • Developing a LGBTIQA+ self-advocacy group for people living with disability, in partnership with VALID in Victoria
  • Commissioned Deakin University to conduct research on the lived experience of LGBTQIA+ people living with disability

3. Refugees and asylum seekers

  • convened a national advisory group to identify funding needs 

Our People

Leadership Team

Ruby Mountford – Communications and Administration Officer

Names of Board Members

Ruth McNair AM – Chairperson

Ian Gould

Sarina Jackson

Fiona Wilkie

Catherine Fitzgerald

Colin Krycer

Damian Douglas-Meyer

Susan Ditter

Number of Employees

1

Number of Volunteers

15

Registration Information

ABN

85116997427

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

We accept bequests. Information about how to do this is found here:

https://pridefoundation.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Pride_bequest_brochure_online.pdf

General Donations

Other support

We are very happy to talk with people interested to volunteer their time to work with us. Please email at info@pridefoundation.org.au 

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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