Far more can be achieved by working together than acting alone
IMPACT AREA: Protection and restoration of the environment
Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN) is a member based organisation for philanthropists that donate to environmental causes. In addition to increasing environmental philanthropy, AEGN encourages collaboration, information sharing and networking through high quality events, conferences and private briefings.
The Morris Family Foundation has been an ambassador supporter to the AEGN since 2014. Our grants have been put towards a number of goals including supporting environmental funders and increasing environmental philanthropy. These funds also allowed for the transformation of AEGN’s organisational structure with the employment of new staff, the opening of a Sydney office, expansion of member services, the tailoring of grant making advice and the procurement of new resources and tools.
Together the AEGN and Morris Family Foundation have developed a shared understanding of what needs to be done, and what projects will likely have the biggest impact. To address our environmental crisis, the AEGN is working to catalyse a $50M increase in environmental funding over the next five years.