The Macquarie Group Foundation drives social impact work for Macquarie Group. We support our people, businesses, and communities to build a better future, and engagement with our people is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to leverage both financial and non-financial resources to achieve the greatest social impact possible.
Recognising that many people around the world face systemic barriers to employment, the majority of our funding focuses on breaking down these barriers and building effective pathways to economic security.
In support of communities and families across Ukraine, our people and the Macquarie Group Foundation have to date1 donated a total of $A3.5 million to organisations working to provide vital humanitarian support. Recipients included International Medical Corps and Razom.
We stand with the people of Ukraine and recognise the considerable suffering they are facing. We hope that these funds will provide practical help to those who need it most during this extremely challenging time.
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:
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.
The Foundation is expanding the impact and sustainability of our community efforts by making a small number of social impact investments. Using alternative forms of capital is another way we're working to support social and economic opportunities.