Philanthropy addresses the gap between government and private funding for not-for-profits (NFPs). Approximately 5,000 foundations give between $500 million and $1 billion per annum as philanthropic donations. Individuals also donated just over $2.2 billion during 2010-11.

With government funding cuts, philanthropy is becoming more necessary than ever before. The national peak body, Philanthropy Australia is raising awareness and recognising inspiring and emerging leaders in this space with the inaugural Philanthropy Australia Philanthropic Leader Awards.

The Awards categories:

Philanthropy Leader of th...