The Reichstein Foundation practices social change philanthropy and grows this approach to philanthropy through partnerships and funding collaborations with individuals, donors and trusts and foundations. In essence, we support change not charity.
- Read more about trends in Australian philanthropy: Philanthropy important when the public interest often has few friends (2017); Philanthropists’ focus shifting toward social impact (2012)
- Stories of good philanthropy (8MB): Time-Will-Tell-Showcasing-Stories-of-Good-Philanthropy
- Watch a video about our experiences in environmental philanthropy: AEGN Case Study: Jill Reichstein & Lucy Larkins
Changing the Rules: Doing Social Justice Philanthropy
In 2017 we spoke to thought leaders, philanthropists and campaigners about the role of philanthropy in advancing social justice. Watch our video about philanthropy and advocacy: Changing the Rules: Doing Social Justice Philanthropy.
A commitment to strategic philanthropy
Deep and persistent disadvantage; Indigenous disempowerment and poverty; a gender revolution that has stalled; climate change and the environmental sustainability of our cities and lands; access to decent transport, affordable housing and infrastructure; high quality education for all, not just the privileged – these issues will not go away, indeed, they are more pressing than ever before.
Philanthropy in Australia can only be effective in tackling these issues if foundations and donors engage in greater collective effort, joint research and more joint funding.
- Read more about our philanthropy for social change blueprint in the 2013 Stegley Lecture: After the deluge: philanthropy for social change in a conservative era – challenges and opportunities, presented by Reichstein Foundation EO Dr John Spierings; or
- Watch the video