The QCF Philanthropy Awards raise awareness of philanthropy in Queensland, honour community members and organisations who make outstanding philanthropic contributions, and encourage support for charities and community organisations operating throughout Queensland.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we regret that a physical event in 2020 will not be possible.  For this year we have decided to transition Philanthropy Week to an online campaign recognising and honouring our state’s philanthropists.  We have extended the dealine for nominations to Friday 24 July to allow for the disruption the pandemic has caused.

The Philanthropist of the Year Awards recognise Queenslanders who have made an outstanding contribution to charity or community service through giving time, generating funds, and/or encouraging others to give.

The criteria for each award focuses on philanthropy that is outstanding in its generosity – effective and impactful – and that exemplifies qualities such as commitment, inspiration and leadership.

Queensland Community Foundation Philanthropist of the Year Awards

Categories include:

  1. QCF Corporate Philanthropist of the Year – Sponsored by The Public Trustee
  2. QCF SME Philanthropist of the Year
  3. QCF Community Philanthropist of the YearSponsored by Anglo American
  4. QCF Emerging Philanthropist of the Year – Sponsored by QIC
  5. QCF Philanthropy Innovation AwardSponsored by QUT

The Philanthropy in Focus Photo Challenge becomes Focus on Kindness for 2020

The QCF Philanthropy in Focus Photo Challenge uses the power of photography to reflect philanthropy in Queensland and invites photographers and non-profit organisations to come together to connect, tell their stories and share their work.  In 2020 we have evolved the challenge to become Focus on Kindness to acknowledge the connection between philanthropy and small acts of kindness that will make these days of self isolation so much more bearable.

The challenge is open to professional and amateur photographers, who may or may not collaborate with a charity.

Ideally, photos should have emotional impact, bring awareness to critical issues affecting Queenslanders by capturing a moment of:

  • Philanthropy in action
  • Kindness
  • Generosity
  • Compassion
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Giving

The  QCF Focus on Kindness Photo Challenge will be open for the month of June closing Friday 26 June 2020 to allow photographers time to adjust to the challenges of COVID-19.  Stay tuned for more information on how to enter.

QCF 2020 Philanthropist of the Year Awards Partners