The AEGN brings together philanthropists who care about the environment and enables them to become better at what they love doing. Our members co-fund, share networks, go on field trips together, attend private briefings and much more. Above all, our members discover that far more can be achieved through working together than by acting alone.

Established in 2008, we are a member based organisation that aims to help members become more effective environmental grantmakers through information sharing, collaboration and networking. We also aim to grow the amount of philanthropic funds going to the environment within Australia.

An independent review of the AEGN carried out in 2015 has found a high level of satisfaction with the services provided to members.

The AEGN provides the means for environmental grantmakers to:

  • Connect with, encourage and challenge one another
  • Explore environmental issues and grantmaking
  • Promote, diversify and expand environmental philanthropy

Interested in becoming a member? Find out more.

The AEGN provides a range of services for members.

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is a world in which people and nature thrive.

Our mission is to inspire and enable catalytic,effective and impactful environment and climate change grantmaking.

Our Values

We are:

  • Ethical in all we do
  • Respectful of our partners, practitioners,
    experts and each other
  • Collaborative in the way we work and
    recognise outcomes
  • Inspiring in our activities and outreach
    Sustainable in our day to day work
    Ambitious in our programming
  • Outcomes – focussed in our strategy
    Innovative in our thinking.
Our Strategic Goals

We have canvassed our members extensively and our
shared goals are to:

  • Provide services to members that will increase their
    effectiveness to address environment and climate
    change issues.
  • Increase funding to the environment and climate
    change from within the AEGN network and from the
    broader philanthropic and wealth communities.
  • Sustain the AEGN so that it can achieve its ambitious


The AEGN will be:

  • Inspiring and exciting
  • Sustainable
  • Ambitious
  • Ethical
  • A leader in its field

The 2017-18 Annual Report is available to view and download

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AEGN Fast Facts Oct 2018 FINAL