Blockchain Philanthropy Foundation gets AMP Foundation boost

BPF’s founder and president Chris Zhong recognised as a 2018 Tomorrow Maker

 

The AMP Foundation has today announced Chris Zhong, founder and president of the Blockchain Philanthropy Foundation (BPF) as a recipient of the 2018 AMP Tomorrow Fund grant. Ms Zhong is the first and only recipient to represent the Australian blockchain community.

Now in its fifth year, the Tomorrow Fund is the AMP Foundation’s annual $1 million grants program, which helps and recognises people in the Australian community doing social good. This year’s 43 grant recipients, known as AMP Tomorrow Makers, are all making a difference in a wide range of fields – from technology and education to the arts, and science, sport and social innovation.

Commenting on the announcement, Ms Zhong said: “It is the core mission of the Blockchain Philanthropy Foundation to educate charities, international development agencies and the wider ecosystem about blockchain technology and its significance to the social impact industry.

“My 2018 AMP Tomorrow Fund grant will help to develop an innovative cryptocurrency donation platform to boost charity giving and help shape the regulatory reporting framework around crypto donation.”

In the last 12 months, BPF has achieved a number of key business milestones, including working closely with La Trobe University students in an industry project, running a conference in partnership with the RMIT University Innovation Hub and lastly, growing its volunteer team from three to 30 people.

“We were very impressed by Chris’s commitment to the community and the time she is giving to ensure that more charities can access this revolutionary technology to manage their resources and services, as well as improve processes and attract funds,” says Helen Liondos, Head of AMP Foundation.

Now in its fifth year, the Tomorrow Fund has provided 230 Australians with AMP Tomorrow Fund grants that have ranged from $5,000 to $100,000.

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