Enhancing the understanding and quality of Philanthropy in the Australian Jewish community.

The Australian Jewish Funders (AJF) is a forum for its donor members to enhance their understanding and quality of philanthropy. By joining the AJF you are demonstrating your commitment to the sector of philanthropy, both Jewish and secular, and believe that greater impact can be achieved collectively.

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About Us

Who We Are

The Australian Jewish Funders (AJF) is a network of mindful funders who believe that greater impact can be achieved collectively. Driven by Jewish values, the AJF aims to provide a space to enhance and nurture strategic philanthropy, explore philanthropic best practice and encourage innovation amongst like-minded funders, inspiring members to have a greater impact on the Jewish community, wider Australian society and the world.

Our vision is to inspire and enable vibrant, meaningful, and sustainable Jewish life in Australia and beyond, by encouraging philanthropic excellence and community investment.

Our mission is to lead and collaborate with Jewish funders, at the individual and collective levels to; improve the quality of their giving, encourage Jewish innovation and maximise their impact.

AJF Innovation aims to revitalise the current Australian Jewish community through creating a space to inspire, nurture, guide and provide opportunity to young Jewish social-change makers, to help turn their dreams into reality. Aiming to look beyond the existing structures in the community AJF Innovation aims to create and support new, relevant and meaningful initiatives for young adults, and to embrace the change that is occurring in the Australian Jewish communities. We establish, support and maintain various philanthropic initiatives, programs and social enterprises that will inspire and engage young Jewish adults and provide community building opportunities for the Australian Jewish community

Australian Jewish Funders provides a unique environment that assists and empowers Australian Jewish philanthropists to realise their individual visions and maximise their impact. We welcome members from all over Australia, as well as New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.  Membership is open to any donor individual, family or foundation resident in Australia, when the previous financial year’s charitable giving has exceeded $10,000.

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