Social innovation

Supporting a range of innovative initiatives.

Our approach

The Macquarie Group Foundation’s pioneering approach to philanthropy has supported a range of innovative initiatives, including cutting-edge research, establishing awards and fellowships to encourage innovative thinking, seed funding organisations with new ideas as well as collaborations between non-profits with shared objectives to addressing unmet community needs.

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Awards and fellowships

David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowships

The Macquarie Group Foundation’s biennial David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowships (valued at approximately $A20,000 equivalent in each jurisdiction), encourages non-profit CEOs to visit and research best practice social innovation internationally.

The Fellowships are open to non-profit CEOs in Australia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and selected US cities (New York, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia). The next Fellowship application period will open in mid-2018.

Social Innovation Award

In 2017, Cerebral Palsy Alliance was the winner of the Macquarie Social Innovation Award. This biennial Award was established in 2010 to recognise a not-for-profit organisation which addresses an unmet community need within Australia.

Find out more about our 2017 Social Innovation Award Winner, Cerebral Palsy Alliance