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Challenges in Indigenous philanthropy: Reporting Australian grantmakers’ perspectives

Scaife, Wendy A. (2006) Challenges in Indigenous philanthropy: Reporting Australian grantmakers’ perspectives. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 41(4), pp. 437-452.

Abstract

This article explores views of Australian grantmakers philanthropists who give to Indigenous causes. It reports on a qualitative study undertaken as part of the Giving Australia research to elicit if and how giving to Indigenous causes differs from philanthropy to other areas. This paper builds on the scant literature, particularly reporting exploratory research results on Australian grantmaking issues, critical funding needs, and recommendations for fostering Indigenous nonprofit funding. Indigenous groups are challenged in understanding how foundations work and, conversely, foundations do not always appreciate the need for their inputs to complement traditional cultures (EGA 2006). The study found that small grants can play a key role, as could enticing and supporting new grantmakers, co-funding, engaging Indigenous representatives in the decision making, and dispelling misconceptions of the area.

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ID Code: 6390
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Indigenous, philanthropy, foundations, grantmakers, Australia
ISSN: 0157-6321
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies (200201)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:26

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