Our Shareholders

  • Orana Education and Training Co-operative Ltd (OEC)

    Orana Education and Training Co-operative Ltd (OEC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation that has been part of western NSW since the 1976. OEC was established in Dubbo in response to a need for training and education resources and facilities. Today, OEC provides support to build capacity in disadvantaged and Indigenous communities in western NSW.

    OEC owns and operates historic Carlton House in Dubbo as a function and training centre. The Board of OEC is committed to effectively engaging with and supporting local communities.
    Its community-based undertakings include a community garden, support for an alcohol-free night cafe and the Licensed to Drive program, which helps disadvantaged youth to gain their driver’s licence and be in a better position to gain meaningful employment. Using its Gift Fund, OEC also provides support to disadvantaged members of the community through its scholarship programs at Charles Sturt University.

  • ACSO

    ACSO is a leader in helping people with difficult problems and we work to make our community safer by reducing crime. We are an important part of the criminal justice system and we help people change their behaviours so that they can get their life back on track and stay out of prison. Our work helps to keep the community safer because we effectively divert people from crime. No other organisation is like us, no one else covers the whole spectrum from prevention and diversion, to rehabilitation of people in the criminal justice system. Our holistic approach and “wrap around” service model is a critical part of our success, which creates better outcomes for clients and the community.

  • Yfoundations

    Yfoundations seeks to create a future without youth homelessness.
    Yfoundations represents the needs of young people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness and the services that support them. The members of Yfoundations include youth services, government organisations and concerned individuals bound by the conviction to end youth homelessness.
    Yfoundations works closely with the youth homelessness sector, young people and the community, NGO and peak organisations such as the Women’s Refuge Movement, the Youth Action Policy Association, NCOSS, ACWA, Oasis, Mission Australia, Burnside Anglicare, Marist Youth Care, Homelessness NSW, relevant government agencies, corporate partners and operates at a national level through the National Youth Coalition of Housing, Homelessness Australia and the annual Youth Homelessness Matters Day campaign.

  • Anglicare Victoria

    Anglicare Victoria provides support to 70,000 children, young people and families every year. Through a range of services, Anglicare Victoria works towards strengthening families and communities so they can protect and nurture the children within them.

    Anglicare Victoria alleviates immediate hardship through services like emergency food and crisis accommodation, and builds capacity for sustainable living through programs like foster care, financial counselling, parent education and group work.

  • Oxfam Australia

    Oxfam Australia was born out of a merger between two leading Australian international development agencies — Community Aid Abroad and the Australian Freedom from Hunger Campaign.
    We believe that in a wealthy world, poverty is unjustifiable and preventable. We believe that the present state of inequality and injustice must be challenged, and that with the right help, poor people can change their lives for the better.
    Our vision is of a just world without poverty. We aim to increase the number of people who have a sustainable livelihood, access to social services, an effective voice in decisions, equal rights and status, and safety from conflict and disaster.
    Our work is a partnership through which Australians enable poor and marginalised people to control their own development, achieve equitable treatment, exercise their basic rights, and ensure the environment is healthy and sustainable.

  • O group

    O group Incorporated is a large Tasmanian employer with around 200 employees and a further 200 staff placed with businesses across the state in our service brands Business & Employment, NGT Tasmania, Developing Potential (Australia),™ and CHOOSE employment.
    The group also manages around 400 volunteers through Business Mentor Services Tasmania and Gran’s Van.
    More recently O group has been regarded as strong leaders and collaborators in the areas of social change for Tasmanians. We have actively developed three social enterprise businesses to enhance the training and employment opportunities for Tasmanians with special needs.
    Furthermore, our support to key clients such as ANZ and CBA in their efforts to extend National Reconciliation Action Plans and create new jobs, education and training outcomes for young indigenous Tasmanians has also displayed our organisational strength in managing diverse needs.

  • The NSW Federation of Housing Associations

    The peak body for community housing associations in NSW supports the development of a not-for-profit rental housing sector that compares to any around the world.
    That support comes at a time when the sector is growing and changing – fast.
    There are 30 housing associations in NSW, all of which are members of the Federation.
    Housing associations manage an estimated 29,000 properties in NSW. This is around 20% of social and affordable housing in NSW.
    The Federation supports and resources members to manage at the highest standards and provides a cutting-edge staff training program; in demand nationally in the community housing sector and public housing.

  • Multitask

    Multitask Human Resource Foundation Ltd. has been supporting people with disabilities since 1952. Multitask operate services in NSW from Mullumbimby in the north, south to Kempsey and Tamworth in the west. It is our belief that each person is an individual and that the model of service delivery should match the individuals requirements and abilities. We continually look for innovative, effective ways in which we can support people with disabilities to lead active lives.

    Multitask Children Services provide high quality child care, across NSW, within a home environment, and are supportive of families using Multitask Children Services by providing a happy, loving alternate family atmosphere for the children in care.

    Multitask Human Resource Foundation Limited is a co-partner to Lismore Challenge Limited.

  • Foresters Community Finance Limited (Foresters)

    The peak body for community housing associations in NSW supports the development of a not-for-profit rental housing sector that compares to any around the world.
    That support comes at a time when the sector is growing and changing – fast.
    There are 30 housing associations in NSW, all of which are members of the Federation.
    Housing associations manage an estimated 29,000 properties in NSW. This is around 20% of social and affordable housing in NSW.
    The Federation supports and resources members to manage at the highest standards and provides a cutting-edge staff training program; in demand nationally in the community housing sector and public housing.

  • Enterprise & Training Company Limited

    ETC – Enterprise & Training Company Limited – specialises in the delivery of employment, training and business services. ETC has been operating on the Mid North Coast of NSW for the past 22 years and services suburbs and towns along the East Coast of Australia between Melbourne and the Gold Coast.
    ETC is a Job Services Australia Provider (JSA), Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and a provider of the Mid North Coast Business Advisory Service (BAS). As a not-for-profit company, any surplus from ETC’s operations is reinvested back into the company and the community.

  • Good2Give

    Good2Give is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to build a more giving society by inspiring and enabling businesses and people to support communities they care about. Our vision is to deliver $300 million to charitable communities by 2020 and we will achieve this by providing companies with solutions to bring their corporate community investment programs to life through workplace giving, grants and foundation management, and effective charity partnerships. Good2Give was established in 2000 and has since distributed over $175 million to more than 5500 Australian and international communities.

  • Brotherhood of St Laurence

    The Brotherhood works not just to alleviate poverty but to prevent it. We focus on people who are at risk at four critical stages (transitions) in their lives: children and families in the early years, both at home and in school; young people in the years through school to work and further education; adults seeking employment and training; and older people facing the challenges of retirement and ageing. Within this broad framework, we pay particular attention to issues relating to refugees and settlement and money matters.
    We undertake research, service development and delivery, and advocacy, with the objective of addressing unmet needs and translating our learning into new policies, programs and practices for implementation by government and others. Through Brotherhood businesses, we provide employment opportunities and raise funds for our other programs.
    We aim to have a national voice on poverty and disadvantage. We believe that tackling poverty effectively requires the integration of social and economic policy, so that all Australians have the capacity and the resources to lead rewarding lives.
    We want to demonstrate how economic efficiency and social fairness can reinforce each other and lay the foundations for a new social safety net based on economic participation and opportunities. Our current areas of policy focus include social inclusion, equity and climate change, a fairer tax system and financial inclusion.

  • Jobs Australia

    Jobs Australia is the peak body for nonprofit organisations that assist unemployed people to get and keep jobs.
    We provide an independent voice for our members who range from large charitable organisations to small local community-based agencies.
    We are proud to be fully funded by and accountable to our members.
    Our industrial relations services (CSIR) helps employers meet their obligations and work to find timely and effective solutions to any industrial relations or human resource problems that might arise.
    Jobs Australia is committed to promoting better understanding of the needs and interests of disadvantaged unemployed people.

  • Council of Social Services NSW (NCOSS)

    NCOSS provides independent and informed policy development, advice and review and plays a key coordination and leadership role for the non-government social and community services sector in New South Wales.
    NCOSS works with our members, the sector, the NSW Government and its departments and other relevant agencies on current and emerging (and ongoing) social, systemic and operational issues.
    NCOSS provides independent and responsive advice and information to the sector, Government, academics, professional groups, the public and other relevant agencies. NCOSS convenes forums and advocacy groups, to coordinate responses to issues of concern and significance to the sector and to inform the sector of emerging issues and concerns. These include:
    FONGA (the Forum of Non Government Agencies)
    NCOSS Regional Forum (representing peak groups from regional
    NSW NSW HACC Issues Forum
    NCOSS Sector Development Forum
    NCOSS ICT Policy Advice Group
    NSW Children’s Services Forum
    NSW Aged Care Alliance
    NCOSS Health Policy Advice Group
    NCOSS Transport Policy Advice Group
    NSW Homelessness Community Alliance
    NCOSS also provides secretariat support to the NSW Aboriginal Community Care Gathering Committee, the NSW Chronic Illness Alliance and the NSW Oral Health Alliance.

  • Anglicare Tasmania

    Anglicare Tasmania is committed to working for a Tasmania that is fair for everyone. Our mission is to achieve social justice and provide the opportunity for people to reach fullness of life.

    We aim to treat every person, their situation and their choices with respect. Our services are diverse; they include emergency relief, youth mentoring, early education, accommodation services, and counselling. We offer support for older Tasmanians, people with a disability and those recovering from mental illness.  Our Social Action and Research Centre carries out research and advocacy on issues relating to poverty and social exclusion.
  • Skill Centred Queensland

    Skill Centred Queensland has, for over 30 years, provided assistance to physically, socially and economically disadvantaged people in Queensland.
    We achieve this by helping people gain new skills, improving their self-esteem and enabling them to make a contribution to their community. Everything we do supports our core business of getting people back to work.

  • Australian Council of Social Service

    The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is the peak body of the community services and welfare sector and the national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality.
    ACOSS’ vision is for a fair, inclusive and sustainable Australia where all individuals and communities can participate in and benefit from social and economic life.
    Established in 1956, ACOSS aims to reduce poverty and inequality by:
    Developing and promoting socially, economically and environmentally responsible public policy and action by government, community and private sectors.
    Supporting the role of non-government organisations in providing assistance to vulnerable Australians and contributing to national policy making.

  • Scope Victoria

    Scope is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to support people with a disability lead the life of their choice. Supporting people with physical, intellectual and multiple disabilities across 99 service locations in Victoria, Scope don’t define people by their disability. Scope’s mission is to enable each person they support to live as an empowered and equal citizen.Scope provide individuals with high-quality support that’s both practical and informed. Whatever an individual’s goal in life, Scope is here to make it happen.

  • Able Australia Services

    Able Australia is one of Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations, delivering high quality, person-centred services to people living with multiple disabilities, including deafblindness and in community support services.
    From its humble beginnings in 1967 as an association for people with deafblindness and rubella, Able Australia has grown into a diverse and dynamic organisation that supports more than 4000 people throughout the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and Victoria.
    Today, we employ more than 500 staff and are supported by over 200 volunteers who are passionate about ensuring every person we support is seen, heard, respected, valued and connected.

  • OzChild

    OzChild is Australia’s oldest independent children’s charity with a history of caring for children dating back to 1851. Through our wide range of services, OzChild continues to care for children, support families and strengthen the potential and life opportunities of Australian children and young people.
    We work to increase children’s access to the rights defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and to ensure that their developmental stages are optimised, regardless of past circumstances, to provide them with the best possible lifetimes. This is achieved through our extensive programs which enable healthy child development by providing:
    alternative care through Foster Care and Kinship Care; Disability Services, including permanent and respite care; support for families, including practical support in times of stress, counseling and in home therapeutic support; education and early intervention programs; youth pathways and training for independence and careers.

  • Infoxchange

    Infoxchange is a not-for-profit social enterprise that delivers technology for social justice. We work to strengthen communities and organisations, using technology as the primary tool to create positive social change.
    We work towards this by:

    – increasing digital inclusion and assisting individuals and communities to improve their digital literacy.
    – raising the level of digital proficiency and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the community focused sector through technology.
    – advocating for and showcasing the benefits of digital empowerment in our communities.

    Infoxchange works to ensure everyone, regardless of income, age, gender, ethnicity, employment, or ability has equal and affordable access to technology and the digital literacy skills that support full participation in modern society.

  • Cape York NRM

    Cape York Natural Resource Management Ltd is a registered charity and not for profit organisation, that works with individuals, groups and communities across Cape York to care for Country through natural and cultural resource management activities.

    Our mission is to help people to work together to care for the natural environment and to promote the sustainable use of natural resources.

    The partnerships we share across Cape York implement activities based upon sustainable development, capacity building, project support and development and regional coordination and planning.  The priorities which guide our work have grown from extensive community engagement.

    We are currently working with land and sea managers, traditional custodians, growers, graziers and ranger groups on a wide variety of programs that enhance Cape York’s wetlands and soils and the Great Barrier Reef, support work with threatened species such as sea turtles and the rare Jardine River turtle, and address threats to environment, culture and communities, such as Climate Change and invasive species like feral pigs and weeds.

  • Microlend Australia Ltd

    Microlend Australia Limited’s main aim is to do charitable works by alleviating world poverty. It does this by providing microfinance to the poor to empower them to set up their own businesses.

    Microlend Australia Limited concentrates its efforts in developing countries but may extend to some enterprises within Australia.

    Microlend Australia Limited currently conducts its microfinance activities in Zimbabwe, India, Mongolia and the Philippines. Other future proposed sites are Pakistan, Vietnam, Uganda and Rwanda.

  • St George Community Housing

    SGCH is a leading community housing organisation with a demonstrated ability to deliver innovative solutions for social and affordable housing.

    Their vision is ‘better lives, stronger communities through affordable, quality housing’.

    In addition to housing services, SGCH provides and partners with other organisations to provide products and services for people living in their properties.

  • National Affordable Housing Consortium

    National Affordable Housing Consortium’s (NAHC) mission is to facilitate affordable housing outcomes, achieving a balance in commercial, social and environmental outcomes, and act as a catalyst for housing innovation and integrated communities.

    Queensland Affordable Housing Consortium, trading as the National Affordable Housing Consortium, is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

  • AMRRIC - Animal Management in Rural & Remote Indigenous Communities

    AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) is a national not-for-profit charity led by veterinarians, academics, health and animal management professionals.

    AMRRIC’s work is informed by a history of trusting relationships with remote communities, backed by evidence-based, best practice animal health programs. AMRRIC is focused on all areas of animal management in remote communities.

  • TasCOSS

    The Tasmanian Council of Social Service advocates for the interests of low income and disadvantaged Tasmanians and is the peak body for the community services sector in Tasmania .

    TasCOSS is part of a national network of councils of social service in all states and territories and the national body, the Australian Council of Social Service.

  • Westgate Community Initiatives Group (WCIG)

    Established in 1986, Westgate Community Initiatives Group (WCIG) has a long and proud history in the delivery of innovative and high quality employment services for those in our community who experience the greatest levels of disadvantage.

    WCIG is a not-for-profit employment services provider committed to affirming the right of every individual to a meaningful role in society.


    WACOSS (Western Australia’s Council for Social Service) is a not-for-profit, member based organisation and the peak body for the community service sector in WA.

    WACOSS and its members are committed to a socially just and sustainable society for all West Australians. WACOSS shares a vision of an inclusive, just and equitable society.

  • Haven; Home, Safe

    We are Victoria’s only fully integrated affordable rental housing and homelessness service provider.

    Established in 1978 and operating in our current form since 1994, Haven; Home, Safe owns and manages more than 1600 properties across Victoria, from Melbourne to Mildura, and delivers more than 20 state government funded specialist support programs.

    We have a reputation for making things happen and work in partnership with a range of other service providers to ensure positive and sustainable outcomes for our clients.

    Whether it is bricks and mortar or a shoulder to lean on, we aim to make a difference one client at a time.

  • The Bendigo Diocesan Trust Corporation

    The Anglican Diocese of Bendigo provides ministry and pastoral care to regional communities across central and north-west Victoria including Bendigo itself.

    The Diocese is working to strengthen and grow the mission and ministry of the Anglican Church; we are committed to serving in local communities and working in partnership with other churches and organisations. Leadership, relationships and ministry are at the heart of our strategy with people our primary concern.

  • The Benevolent Society

    The Benevolent Society is Australia’s first charity. It is a not-for-profit and non-religious organisation and it has helped people, families and communities achieve positive change since 1813.

    The Benevolent Society’s vision is for a just and compassionate society where everyone thrives.

  • Australian Conservation Foundation

    The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) stands for ecological sustainability.

    The ACF gets to the heart of environmental problems by tackling the underlying social and economic causes.

    The ACF works across society to influence urgent, transformative action to deliver lasting change on the scale required to secure a sustainable environment.

  • The Disability Trust

    The Disability Trust is committed to providing highly professional care and services as well as advocacy for people with disabilities and their families.

    The Disability Trust has its roots firmly in the community, having been established in 1974 to help people with disabilities and their families in the Illawarra.

  • National Shelter

    National Shelter is Australia’s peak housing advocacy organisation.  It is dedicated to advocating for a fairer, more just housing system, particularly for low-income Australian households. It aims to make housing more accessible, affordable, appropriate, safe and secure for everyone.

    National Shelter’s federation of members and national member organisations represent a wide range of non-government housing organisations and individuals.

  • ACT Council of Social Service

    The ACT Council of Social Service Inc (ACTCOSS) is the peak representative body for not-for-profit community organisations, and disadvantaged and low-income citizens of the Australian Capital Territory.

    ACTCOSS is a membership based organisation whose membership is drawn from the community services sector, advocacy and self help groups, and committed individuals.

  • The Dogs’ Refuge Home

    The Dogs’ Refuge Home is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the rescue, care and re-homing of dogs.Established in 1935, it is one of the oldest animal welfare agencies in Australia. Our activities are motivated by the fundamental understanding that dogs are entitled to the same love and respect that they unconditionally give to us.

  • The Housing Trust

    The Housing Trust is a not-for-profit community based housing organisation, founded in the Illawarra in 1983 to prevent homelessness by providing community homes. We deliver subsidised rental homes to over 2000 people, and always listen and learn from our tenants and the community to provide the best possible services.

What marks Community 21 out is its unique ownership structure as an unlisted public company deriving commercial return on equity, with shareholding limited to not-for-profit organisations.

Our shareholders represent the diverse nature of Australia’s not-for-profit sector. From large national  organisations to smaller local bodies, their experience and knowledge ensure we are both ‘of’ the sector and ‘for’ the sector.

  • Founding shareholders:

  • Welcoming our new shareholders: