QCF Philanthropy Week is a celebration to 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.

Philanthropy Week is held in June each year and includes the QCF Philanthropist of the Year Awards and Philanthropy in Focus photo challenge.

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 Year – Sponsored by The Wagner Family/Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport
  4. QCF Emerging Philanthropist of the Year – Sponsored by QIC
  5. QCF Higher Education Philanthropist of the Year – Sponsored by QUT


We offer the opportunity to sponsor an Award Category at the Philanthropist of the Year Awards, that shows support for Philanthropy in Queensland. A range of partnership packages and levels are available that can be customised to meet your business objectives. All sponsorship packages include marketing and media campaign recognition and are supported by major media partners.  To find out more contact enquiries@qcf.org.au.

The Philanthropy in Focus Photo Challenge

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.

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 Philanthropy in Focus Photo Challenge will be open for the month of April 2020.  Stay tuned for more information on how to enter.

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