Macquarie Group Foundation
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In April 2020, we announced that Macquarie Group allocated $A20 million to the Macquarie Group Foundation to support a select number of non-profit organisations working to combat COVID-19 and provide relief to affected communities. The fund focused on recipients addressing areas of both immediate and medium to long term need in regions in which Macquarie operates.
Through a total of 43 grants, we have now allocated the full $A20 million to 40 community organisations around the world. A total of:
Read more about our approach to allocating the COVID-19 funding and find out more about our grantees below.
Macquarie Group allocated $A20 million in charitable donations to the Foundation to support a select number of non-profit organisations working to combat COVID-19 and provide relief to affected communities.
The Foundation provided a $A1 million emergency grants fund to make immediate cash available for non-profits with significant staff involvement.
Professor Anant Agarwal, founder and CEO of online learning platform and non-profit edX, discusses the role of technology in providing greater access to education, introduced by Rachel Engel, Regional Head of Macquarie Group Foundation. edX are a grant partner of the Macquarie Group Foundation through its COVID-19 Donation Fund.
Daniel Wong, Global Co-Head of Macquarie Capital introduces James Banks, Chief Executive of non-profit London Funders, who shares how the organisation is using data to drive needs analysis, enabling it to allocate grant funding based on where in the city the need is greatest and effectively measure the impact it's having.
The Macquarie Group Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Macquarie Group. The Foundation provides support to hundreds of community organisations globally each year through financial support, volunteering and skills sharing.