The Phillips Foundation

AET PAF Pty Ltd is The Phillips Foundation's trustee and supports the Phillips family in reviewing applications and evaluating charitable partnerships.

Eligible charities can apply for funding via an expression of interest process aligned with The Phillips Foundation’s giving strategy which has been developed via the Giving Connect service. Please note that the Foundation’s Expression of Interest is currently closed and will reopen in March 2022.

More information about The Phillips Foundation can be located at their website.

AET works with eligible organisations to develop grant applications aligned with the Foundation’s giving strategy. Applications are then considered by the Phillips Family.

The Foundation is currently supporting organisations whose programs and services are aligned with the strategy’s pillars and encourages applications from organisations that:

  • Support communities to gain access to quality learning and education opportunities.
  • Connect people through participation in sport to promote social, physical and recreational wellbeing and community engagement.
  • Raise awareness of the challenges many global disadvantaged communities experience, and deliver opportunities to help young people change their own lives

The Foundation accepts applications for funding up to the value of $100,000 per annum, and may consider supporting multiple year funding agreements with suitable charitable partners.

Organisations who submit an expression of interest and progress through to the grant application phase will be advised of the outcome of their application within 3 months of submitting a completed grant application.

Funding decisions are made in line with The Foundation’s giving strategy. We suggest you consider the following steps prior to contacting us directly:

  • Step 1: Familiarise yourself with The Foundation’s giving strategy and identify whether or not your organisational priorities are likely to align with the Foundation’s broad goal.
  • Step 2: Register your interest by completing the expression of interest form.
    Please note: Unfortunately, due to the number of enquiries we receive, we will only respond to expressions of interest we believe are aligned with The Foundation’s giving strategy.
  • Step 3: Complete and return The Foundation’s application form sent by AET philanthropy.

To find out more about how we can work with you, please email our Philanthropic Services Team at or call us on 1800 684 672.

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Meet the Philanthropic Services Team

Cesare Silvestri

Philanthropy Manager

Adelaide office

Charlene Yum

Philanthropy Manager

Melbourne office

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