Change Not Charity
Who We Are
The Reichstein Foundation was established by Lance Reichstein in 1970. Since then, under the leadership of his daughter Jill Reichstein, the Foundation has supported thousands of projects alongside other trusts, foundations and individual donors to build social change at scale.
The Reichstein Foundation practices social change philanthropy through partnerships and funding collaborations. We believe that philanthropy in Australia can only be effective if foundations and donors engage in greater collective effort, joint research and more joint funding.
We seek a fair and just society, a thriving democracy, and a sustainable environment. To date, the Foundation has made available more than $17 million in grants to more than 1,600 community organisations and change-makers who are influencing change in these areas.
Within Australian philanthropy there are numerous ways to learn and engage. The challenges facing our nation and environment are complex and profound, and the appetite for collaboration amongst donors across the philanthropic spectrum is making a difference.
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Championing social change together
Collaboration and partnership are central to the Reichstein Foundation’s philosophy. We work closely with individual donors and other trusts and foundations to build social change at scale, and to grow the circle of philanthropy. The Foundation has supported the establishment of many organisations and we actively link with funders via a series of networks.
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The Foundation grants in the areas of:
- Reducing Inequality
- Social justice and the law
- Environmental sustainability
We are not taking applications at this time. Our grants strategy will be reviewed again in 2020.Learn more
Our new CEO
Accomplished community sector leader and policy specialist Andrew Johnson has been appointed as CEO of the Reichstein Foundation, commencing in 2020.Learn more
Law & Justice Funders Network: Legal Sector Response to Bushfire Crisis
A very present and deeply saddening concern for all of us right now are the bushfires. While our thoughts are with those affected by the devastating bushfires across Australia, there are without a doubt many worthy philanthropic activities underway to support the bushfire response efforts. Our friends at the Australian Communities Foundation have put together […]Learn more