Macquarie Group Foundation: Supporting the communities where we live and work.

$A410 million1



Community organisations supported


Hours volunteered


Non-profit board directorships

Who we are

The Macquarie Group Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Macquarie Group. We provide support to hundreds of 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. Read more about our approach below.

We have an employee-led approach to giving, supporting our passionate people to contribute service, financial support and leadership to community organisations they choose, in the communities where they live and work. This means we leverage their time, expertise and networks for greater social impact.

We provide 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 these criteria may also be made at the Foundation’s discretion).

The majority of the Foundation’s grant funding is directed to organisations supporting social and economic opportunities for young people in the communities where we live and operate, with each region concentrating on issues with local relevance. We do this so we can achieve the most significant social impact.

Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award

From close to 1,000 applications received globally, the five winners of the Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award will each receive $A10 million in funding to deliver their projects that seek to initiate or build on a bold idea that addresses an area of social need.

Macquarie Sponsorships

We support initiatives that promote innovation and create memorable experiences, focusing on the arts, cultural and heritage activities and community sport.

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  1. Contributed by the Foundation and Macquarie staff since inception in 1985.
  2. In the 12 months to 31 March 2020.