2017 Annual Review

At a glance

Contributing around the world

21 Aug 2015
Macquarie Group

The Macquarie Group Foundation provides support to community organisations globally each year through financial support, volunteering and skills sharing, predominantly in the locations in which Macquarie operates.

Our work is significantly influenced by the activities of Macquarie staff with a focus on capacity building within the community sector and increasing social and economic mobility.

$A300+ million



Community organisations


Hours volunteered3


Non-profit board directorships

Funding approach

Our funding approach

The Foundation provides funding in a number of ways, including: 

  • matching staff donations and fundraising
  • providing grants to a community organisation with a Macquarie staff member on its board
  • donating to a staff-nominated organisation for 10- and 25-year employee anniversaries
  • financial awards to community organisations recognising outstanding Macquarie staff contributions
  • making grants to organisations which meet our grants criteria (a small number of grants outside of this criteria may also be made at the Foundation’s discretion).

Grants criteria:

  • ability to demonstrate current or potential opportunities for Macquarie staff involvement
  • ability to demonstrate the organisation is promoting economic and social opportunity. In Australia, further information on this criteria can be found here
  • working in collaboration with other organisations in the sector to deliver the proposed program or project.

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals.

Grant partners

The Foundation’s key objective since its formal establishment in 1985 has been to support non-profit organisations within the communities Macquarie staff live and work.

Many of our grant partners, in addition to receiving a Foundation grant, benefit from fundraising and volunteer support from Macquarie staff, regular donations made through the Macquarie Giving program and have a Macquarie staff member serving on their board.

This is an enduring feature of our Foundation, and it enables us to build deep and long-term relationships with innovative and well-run community organisations around the world.

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2017 Staff champions

Each year, outstanding staff contributions to the community are recognised through our Macquarie Staff in the Community Awards. Individual winners and team awardees receive $A10,000 to donate to the non-profit organisations they support while the office winner receives $A20,000. Highly Commended awards of $A2,000 are also given. Find out more about working at Macquarie

Annual reviews

1. Contribution figures comprise Macquarie Group Foundation matching support for staff donations and fundraising; Foundation donations to commemorate staff attaining 10-year and 25-year anniversaries at Macquarie; Foundation participation grants to staff who have been on a not-for-profit board for more than 12 months; and Macquarie Group and Foundation grants to community organisations.

2. Between 1985 – 2017.

3. In the 12 months to 31 March 2017.