Office of Philanthropy

The Office of Philanthropy enriches faithful giving to create a community of support for the many ministries within the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

The Office supports various charitable areas of the Archdiocese by assisting Catholic entities with their funding efforts, providing them with tailored advice. The Office also coordinates various appeals, such as Chaplaincy Sunday Appeal, and manages the Melbourne Catholic Archbishop’s Charitable Fund.

Chaplaincy Sunday Appeal

We coordinate the annual Chaplaincy Sunday Appeal throughout the Archdiocese of Melbourne and when required, also coordinate other Appeals for specific needs of the Archdiocese. Click here for more information about the Chaplaincy Sunday Appeal,

Melbourne Catholic Archbishop’s Charitable Fund

This Fund generates funds and distributes grants to registered charities with a commitment to Catholic tradition and social justice, to support and sustain their charitable works. If you’re interested in finding out more information or wish to donate to the Melbourne Catholic Archbishop’s Charitable Fund, please click here

Bequests and Estates 

This office receives Bequests and Estates from very generous benefactors to the Archdiocese and its ministries include the Melbourne Catholic Archbishop’s Charitable Fund, St Patrick’s Cathedral, St Patrick’s Music Trust, Education and Training of Priests and Parishes. To leave a bequest or request information, please contact us by visiting

Workplace Giving Program

 The Archdiocesan Workplace Giving Program which was established in 2012 is conducted by this Office. You can find more information regarding Workplace Giving at

The core values of this Office are:
  • respecting our donors
  • responsible stewardship
  • high ethical standards
  • managing resources efficiently and effectively
  • operating with accountably and transparency
  • best industry practice fundraising
  • serving the Agencies of the Archdiocese with upmost professionalism. 

If you have any queries or would like to know more about our work please do not hesitate to contact us on the number provided below.

Office of Philanthropy Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne 

St Patrick’s Centre
486 Albert Street, EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002
Phone: (03) 9926 5731