Pride Foundation Australia (PFA – formerly GALFA) is a national philanthropic foundation specifically focused on funding lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual and other (LGBTQIA+) community issues in Australia. PFA actively works to increase philanthropic support for the Australian LGBTQIA+ and allied communities through fundraising, grant giving, collaboration and commissioning projects. PFA adopts a social change model to our philanthropy and has a dedicated focus on advancing equity for the most disadvantaged LGBTQIA+ Australians, including advocating for systemic change. Specific LGBTQIA+ focus areas to date have been ageing, homelessness and disability; and a new focus area on asylum seekers and refugees is now current.

The Foundation offers: Small Grants (up to $750 per grant; awarded in three granting rounds a year); Grants in our current priority areas of LGBTIQA+ – Homlessness, Disability and Refugees & Asylum Seekers (Typically $10-$20k per grant; see for current grant rounds, or subscribe to our e-newsletter at; and, we also commission projects in special areas.

Pride Foundation Australia is a voluntary organisation, not-for-profit, governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of eight members from our communities around Australia.

In addition to the Board, Pride Foundation Australia has a number of volunteer reference groups and committees to support best-practice in grant-making, fundraising and project management. This includes experts and those with lived experience in each of the priority focus areas.

The Australian Taxation Office has endorsed Pride Foundation Australia as a deductible gift recipient (DGR2), meaning gifts to the GALFA Public Fund (ABN: 82 567 458 934) are income-tax-deductible. Gifts to the GALFA Charitable Fund (ABN: 45 880 774 771) are not income-tax-deductible and allow for funding of a broader range of projects.  Both funds are registered with ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission) and are endorsed by the ATO (Australian Taxation Office) as a charity with income tax exemption (ITE).

We are registered as: Charity.

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LGBTIQ Owned and Operated: Yes
Service Delivery Format:
  • - Email
  • - Website
Service Delivery Location:
  • - All of Victoria

Cost: Free
Opening Times: Normal Business Hours


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How to contact us

Contact Name: Ruth McNair, Chair
Email Address:

Registered office: Pride Foundation Australia c/o Douros Jackson Lawyers
Level 5, 46 Market Street
NSW 2000
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