OUR Achievements

Small but Impactful and Effective

As a small, volunteer-based organisation we are extremely proud of what we have been able to achieve over the years. By contributing our own knowledge and expertise and leveraging our funds to partner with others we’re able to make a significant impact in our areas of focus.

Key achievements (at December 2018)

  • Grants totalling more than $540,000, for projects directly benefiting and supporting LGBTQIA+ Australians, of which over $200,000 was from PFA direct donations.
  • Leveraged over $330,000 through philanthropic partnerships and co-funding delivering greater impact to the LGBTQIA+ community. A recent example is a grant co-funded with the Myer Foundation to Council to the Ageing (COTA) Vic and Transgender Victoria to publish ‘Safeguarding the end of the rainbow: A guide to help LGBTI people in Victoria plan an end-of-life of their choice’.
  • Social Change Research partnerships – commissioned and released key reports on LGBTQIA+ Australians and homelessness and disability
    • McNair, R, Andrews, C, Parkinson, S. & Dempsey, D. ‘LGBTQ Homelessness: Risks, Resilience, and Access to Services in Victoria – Final Report’, University of Melbourne 2017, at URL www.lgbtihomeless.org.au
    • McNair R, Andrews C, Wark A. Developing a model of care to support trans and gender diverse people experiencing homelessness – final report, 2018, University of Melbourne,  at URL www.lgbtihomeless.org.au; and
    • Leonard, W. and Mann, R. (2018) The everyday experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people living with disability, No.111 GLHV@ARCSHS, La Trobe University: Melbourne. URL: www.latrobe.edu.au/arcshs/publications?queries_subject_query=LGBTI+community
  • Twenty-six small grants to individuals and grass-roots organisations supporting local LGBTQIA+ people in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and rural locations. This included supporting the very first Pride Parade in Busselton, Western Australia in March 2018.
Leadership in enhancing LGBTQIA+ philanthropy in Australia

Pride Foundation Australia is committed to increasing the proportion of philanthropic funds that are dedicated to LGBTQIA+ causes. We seek to increase the practice and culture of philanthropy in the LGBTQIA+ and allied communities. We do this using a number of methods:

  • PFA has established a sub-fund capability and we host The Channel as our first sub-fund.
    • This enables small groups without major infrastructure to build their own philanthropic capacity while using the Pride Foundation legal entity. Ultimately, many sub-funds will become large enough to establish their own Fund.
  • We provide advice to a range of LGBTQIA+ groups in fundraising and accessing co-funding from mainstream philanthropy.
  • We also strive to raise awareness of LGBTQIA+ needs within mainstream philanthropy.