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$A475+ million1

contributed since inception

$A64 million2

contributed in FY21

2,400+3

community organisations supported

Over $A5m4

in value donated through skilled volunteering

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.

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



We're employee-driven

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 support in different ways

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).

We’re strategic in our grant making

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.

Empowering young people to build a better future

Broader community

The Macquarie Group Collection and Macquarie Sports sit within the Macquarie Group Foundation. 


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  1. Contributed by the Foundation and Macquarie staff since inception in 1985.
  2. Contribution figures comprise Macquarie employees’ donations and fundraising; Foundation matching support for employees’ donations and fundraising; Foundation donations to commemorate employees attaining 10-year and 25-year anniversaries at Macquarie; Foundation grants to non-profit organisations to recognise 12 months of board service by a Macquarie employee; and Macquarie and Foundation grants to community organisations (including COVID-19 donation fund and Year 2 donations for the 50th Anniversary Award) in the 12 months to 31 March 2021.
  3. In the 12 months to 31 March 2021.
  4. In the 12 months to 31 March 2021. Figure calculated using Taproot Foundation’s average hourly value of pro bono service ($US195 per hour converted to $A255.45 as per exchange rate on 31 March 2021) multiplied by Macquarie employees’ skilled volunteering hours (18,875 hours).