Grant making charities provide 4 billion annually By William Buck on 01/03/18 - Mins to read: 1 minute More than 100 charities face deregistration Grant-making charities donate and grant more than $4 billion annually and hold more than $56 billion in assets, according to Australia’s Grant-making Charities in 2016, released by the ACNC. Grant-making charities distribute grants and donations to other charities and charitable causes. Grants are mainly used to build the capacity and capabilities of a charity, to provide support services or advocate for or against an issue. The ACNC paper assessed the activities of 10,398 grant-making charities in the 2016 reporting period. Key findings were: Grant-making charities provided $4 billion in grants and donations in 2016 Combined, they had total revenue of $16.5 billion in 2016 They controlled $56.5 billion in total assets They employed 103,211 staff 80.8 per cent per cent of charities operated with no paid staff and were supported by 337,288 volunteers, and 20.9 per cent distributed a major share of grant funds through multi-year grants. Australia’s Grant-making Charities in 2016 is available for download at australiancharities.acnc.gov.au, along with the full Australian Charities Report 2016 and an interactive data cube.