AIGM home  |  Our Community  |  About Us  | 
AIGM logo Australian Institute of Grants Management An enterprise

Forum    Login   Join

The Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM):

Best practice education, support, training, and service for government, philanthropic and corporate grantmakers, including Australia's most-used online grants management solution, SmartyGrants.

Find out more

Login   Join


The AIGM recently chatted with Simon Faivel from SIMNA about data and its potential impact in the grantmaking and social changemaking fields.

The interview was also featured in the the August edition of Grants Management Intelligence.


The AIGM has launched The Story So Far - a major research report looking at trends in grantmaking as uncovered through Grants in Australia surveys between 2006 and 2013/14.

For a summary of the research, as well as a link to the full report, click here.


The AIGM recently spoke with J McCray from the US-based Grantmakers for Effective Organisations on why grantmakers must properly fund operational costs - and how they can do so.

Read the full interview here.

Upcoming Training
The AIGM has been facilitating grantmaking networking, events and training for more than a decade.

These include our annual Grantmaking in Australia Conference, as well as Grantmaking Musters and other training opportunities

All training is delivered by experienced, engaging and knowledgeable practitioners, and has been road-tested in the field to guarantee its relevance at the coalface.

Keep an eye on our Events and Training Page for details.





grant programs


grant applications

Grantmaking News
The assessment process - the key to effective grantmaking

Nothing is more fundamental to effective grantmaking than a sound assessment process. Having the maximum impact means that you have to choose the right projects to fund.

Data discussions: Q&A with Simon Faivel, SIMNA

In this interview from our August edition of Grants Management Intelligence, we chat with SIMNA's Simon Faivel about data and its potential impact in the grantmaking and social changemaking fields.

Equity Trustees makes first funding move under new grant program

Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare is the first organisation to receive funding under Equity Trustees' restructured grants program.

Equity Trustees flags restructure of $10 million in grants to "empower change"

Grantmaker identifies five key areas of focus as part of program restructure.

AIGM Information and Grants Reform Agenda unveiled
13 Jul 2016

AIGM releases its 2016-17 Grants Reform Agenda, providing a summary of our past milestones as well as a glimpse into the future - including the continued roll-out of CLASSIE.

More new help sheets at the AIGM website
by Chris Riches - 08 Jul 2016

Around 20 new help sheets have arrived on the AIGM website, including a special series of resources drawn from the 2016 Grantmaking in Australia Conference

Worth a read on the web
12 May 2016

A couple of great little grantmaking reads from the US, including some good news for a past Grantmaking in Australia Conference presenter

200 resources ... and then some more!
11 May 2016

New resources have arrived, while GMI and important reports are on their way!

QUT opens grantmaking survey
06 Apr 2016

QUT's Giving Australia survey has opened, with philanthropists and philanthropic grantmakers invited to take part.

Eighteen new help sheets available on AIGM website
30 Mar 2016

Another batch of help sheets join the AIGM's ever-expanding knowledge base of tools and resources

AIGM Wire - Worth a read on the web
29 Mar 2016

Three new grantmaking and philanthropy-related articles worth reading.

New resources now available at the AIGM website
by Chris Riches - 07 Mar 2016

New helpsheets have appeared on the AIGM website in recent weeks - with more soon to come.

AIGM Wire - GMI reveals the key findings from the 2015 Grants in Australia Survey
02 Mar 2016

Key findings from the 2015 Grants in Australia Survey have been revealed in the latest Grants Management Intelligence.

Local Government Tribal Gathering 2016: Session in Focus - Alternatives to Councillor Discretionary Grants
18 Feb 2016

Alternatives to Councillor Discretionary Grants - or "ward funds" - will be the focus of a panel session at the 2016 Tribal Gathering for Local Government Grantmakers.