$805,000 announced in community grants

May 16, 2017

Disengaged youth, vulnerable families, the homeless and the mentally unwell are just some of our region’s at-risk community members who will benefit from the Geelong Community Foundation grants. The 2017 Geelong Community Foundation grants program, announced on 17 May, will fund 53 diverse projects and programs valued at $805,000 to address our community’s greatest needs....

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Launch of $100,000 Geelong Community Foundation Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant

May 10, 2017

A new community organisation grant opportunity has been developed by the Geelong Community Foundation and Adroit Insurance Group.  The $100,000 capital grant will make a significant difference to a Geelong region community organisation in 2017. The grant will be derived from the proceeds of the annual Adroit Insurance Group Charity Golf Day which will be...

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Launch of Philanthropy 500 – Collective giving for Geelong

March 1, 2017

A new collective giving group within the Geelong Community Foundation is set to deliver a high-impact gift to our local community. One hundred members of Philanthropy 500 (P500) will each donate $500 or more, a gift of over $50,000. Collective giving is the coming together of individuals to jointly fund social change. The ability to...

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Innovative new support centre connecting stroke survivors back into our community

February 26, 2017

A $20,000 grant from the Geelong Community Foundation has helped make possible Australia’s first regional stroke support centre, located in a house in leafy Richmond Crescent, Geelong. The Barwon Stroke Support Centre, an initiative of the Stroke Association of Victoria, is connecting people who have had a stroke with other stroke survivors and back into...

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Program improving the health of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Geelong

February 24, 2017

A grant of $3000 from the Geelong Community Foundation aims to help The Water Well Project give migrants, refugees and asylum seekers equitable access to healthcare to enable them to live full lives and contribute to the wider Geelong community. The Water Well Project improves the health and wellbeing of people of migrant, refugee and...

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Applications for our Major Grants program close 27 February

January 15, 2017

Community organisations across the Geelong region are invited to apply for the Foundation’s annual Major Grants. The geographic boundary of our grant making is the City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliffe, Surf Coast Shire and southern part of Golden Plains Shire. The Major Grant program is for grants from $10,000 to $30,000 and applications...

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Season’s greetings

December 20, 2016

We would like to extend our warm thanks to everyone who has been involved with the Geelong Community Foundation in 2016. Your support as a donor, or as a grantee delivering life-changing services, greatly benefits to our community. We wish you a restful and happy festive season and look forward to working with you again in 2017...

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New brochure to assist making a bequest

December 14, 2016

At the Geelong Community Foundation we provide our donors with a range of philanthropic options to achieve their personal giving goals while supporting the broader Geelong community. By leaving a bequest in your Will to the Foundation you will create a long-lasting gift that will be held in perpetuity to support the growing needs of...

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Annual Report 2015-2016

November 30, 2016

In the 16 years since the Geelong Community Foundation was established, it has been making a difference by facilitating giving and investing in people and solutions to strengthen communities across the Geelong region. View the Geelong Community Foundation Annual Report 2015-2016.  

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