The ACNC commissioned the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney to analyse charity data and provide reports for distribution to the sector and the broader Australian community.

Key findings

  • Grant-making charities provided $4 billion in grants and donations in 2016

  • Combined, they had total revenue of $16.5 billion in 2016
  • They also controlled $56.5 billion in total assets
  • Australia’s 10,398 grant-making charities employed 103,211 staff
  • 80.8% per cent of charities operated with no paid staff, and were supported by 337,288 volunteers
  • 20.9% distributed a major share of grant funds through multi-year grants

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