8. What is DGR1 status?


Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR1) Most philanthropic grant-makers require grant applicants to have DGR1 status. This means their grants are tax deductible. Due to the legal structure of many trusts and foundations, they are legally required to give only to DGR1 charities. For more information visit https://www.acnc.gov.au/tools/topic-guides/deductible-gift-recipient-dgr Please contact us on info@cagesfoundation.org if you require any further information on this.

7. What changes would CAGES like to see in the philanthropic sector?


CAGES encourages the philanthropy sector to take a more flexible approach in giving. This means supporting communities to define their own pathways, leading to greater involvement and impact because they’re able to be responsive to evolving community needs and adapt quickly and creatively. Even if funders and recipients are working towards the same high-level goals, when the solutions identified by … Read More

6. What areas do CAGES invest in?


CAGES invests in ways that helps strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled and led initiatives to design and implement positive reform in the sector.   Every community is different, every need is different and changing. Some examples include: diversified funding streams, resources and infrastructure clear strategies, connections and advocacy capacity building  food security funding identified positions and capital works

5. What is the difference between Aboriginal community controlled, and community-led initiatives


Aboriginal community controlled organisations have been initiated by, and are controlled and operated by, First Nations people for the benefit of their community.  First Nations community members drive governance and decision making at all levels. There is diversity in how governance may be structured, reflecting the broad diversity of organisations and communities. Community-led initiative is recognised and endorsed by First … Read More

4. What makes CAGES different to other philanthropic foundations?


Philanthropy is a way to create lasting positive change by enabling people and communities to feel empowered.  But the truest intentions aren’t always enough. Philanthropy is steeped in white ideals, structures and is largely rigid. CAGES Foundation seeks to change this power imbalance. First Nations’ people have the knowledge, expertise and skills to respond to their communities changing needs.  CAGES … Read More

3. Why did CAGES decide to invest in the Indigenous early childhood sector?


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have the right to grow up healthy, happy and safe. The ongoing impact of colonisation has created multiple, interconnected and complex barriers for First Nation’s children, their families and communities.   CAGES wants to help strengthen the Indigenous early childhood sector to give First Nations’ children the best start to life, and create education and … Read More

2. Why is your foundation named CAGES?


When Paul and Sandra Salteri established their foundation, they wanted a name that included their children and captured inter-generational philanthropy.  CAGES is an acronym of their children’s names; Carla, Anthony and GEmma Salteri and represents two generations of expertise, experiences, ideas and interests.

1. What is philanthropy?


Philanthropy is about using financial assets and influence to invest in social, cultural, environmental and community change.  Philanthropy Australia is the peak body with over 700 trusts, foundations, organisations, families, individual donors, professional advisers, intermediaries and not-for-profit organisations.