P500 is philanthropy for everyone

November 15, 2018

Philanthropy 500 (P500) seeks donations of $500 from individuals and organisations. The donations are pooled to provide a new community grant and also to create and add to annually a fund within the Foundation that will ensure longevity of the program. The 2018 grant theme is ‘youth’ decided via a vote from the P500 donors....


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Breaking the cycle of homelessness: Transition to a better future

November 3, 2018

Samaritan House in Geelong started as a seed of an idea in 2009 when 6 concerned citizens realised there was no accommodation in this region for homeless men. Initial discussions about the problem began around 2010 after the unavoidable closure of a Salvation Army hostel, reducing the crisis accommodation in a city of 220,000 people...


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Bluebirds innovative arts program is having a huge impact supporting children and increasing educational outcomes

October 19, 2018

The Bluebird Foundation is a community arts organisation that received the transformational grant of $30,000 from the Geelong Community Foundation in 2018. The grant is contributing to the TBA North Program, the program creates and delivers quality arts programs that focus’ on reducing poor educational outcomes through innovative arts interventions. TBA North is a holistic...


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Youth Advisory Group gives young people of Geelong a voice

August 28, 2018

Communities That Care, the not-for-profit organisation focusing on youth health and social problems, has received a $27,000 grant from the Geelong Community Foundation. This grant aids in the establishment of a new Youth Advisory Group (YAG) program with the aim to promote the healthy development of children and young people through long term community planning...


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Early intervention program gives high risk babies much needed support

August 20, 2018

The Geelong Community Foundation provide many grants annually to fund projects and programs for the benefit of the community. One recipient from the 2018 grant allocation is the Kids Plus Foundation who provide specialist services to children with special needs and their family. A grant of $20,000 has been given to the Kids Plus Foundation...


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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 gail@geelongfoudnation.org.  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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