Development Manager Appointed

July 3, 2018

Tony McManus has been appointed as the new Development Manager at the Foundation. Tony’s background includes the role of the first Independent Chairman of a Headspace local consortium and was also an active supporter of the establishment of the Lara & District Community Bank. After selling his Lara based Real Estate business, Tony has been...

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Development Manager Vacancy

May 15, 2018

Development Manager Position Description The Geelong Community Foundation is seeking to employ an experienced Development Manager to continue the growth of the organisation’s Endowment Fund.  Please review the position description and direct any enquiries and applications to the Chief Executive Officer on 5244 7831 or  Closing date for applications is Monday 28 May at...

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Gateways Support Services receives inaugural P500 grant

January 18, 2018

Gateways Support Services has received $22,500 after its success with the Geelong Community Foundation’s inaugural Philanthropy 500 (P500) grant vote. The grant was announced on Friday 17 November at a function held at Eastern Hub.  P500 donors gathered to watch videos and listen to a pitch from the three shortlisted organisations in the running for...

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2018 Grant Applications Now Open

December 5, 2017

The Foundation 2018 Grant Program is now open for applications. Some minor changes to the program have been made.  Majority of applications will be available for grants between $1,000 and $40,000.  There will also be two grants available between $40,000 and $100,000.  Organisations may apply only once. The geographic boundary of our grant making is...

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$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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