Geelong Community Foundation News

2022 P500 Grant Recipient Announcement

The $75,000 P500 grant for 2022 has been awarded, via donor vote, to Wombat’s Wish. A very emotional Pitch and Vote Night was held last night at Geelong West Town Hall in front of 190 P500 donors and their guests.  The three presentations were moving, inspirational, informative and made you proud to live in a...

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2022 P500 Pitch and Vote Night

  We are excited for this Thursday 24th November when the three shortlisted organisations will pitch for the 2022 P500 grant of $75,000. Below are the pitch videos from the three organisations.  

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Media release: The Power In You Project secures Adroit Insurance & Risk’s Golf Day $75,000 Capital Grant

On Wednesday October 26, 2022, Adroit Insurance & Risk and its community partner the Geelong Community Foundation hosted their Golf Day Capital Grant Pitch and Vote Night at the Empire Grill in Geelong. At this annual event, Adroit staff members voted on their preferred organisation to receive the $75,000 Capital Grant. The Power In You...

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2022 P500 Grant Finalists

We are very excited to announce the 3 programs that have been shortlisted in this years $75,000 P500 grant. Our grant review panel had some amazing applications to assess, it most certainly wasn’t an easy choice, so a very big congratulations to the 3 finalists Foundation 61 Tiny Dots Early Intervention Wombat’s Wish Click here...

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Introduction to Wilsons Advisory

Geelong Community Foundation welcomes Wilsons Advisory into its role as our new Portfolio Manager. This follows an extensive selection and due-diligence process that reviewed over six independent proposals and interviewed three Managers for the position. The appointment of Wilsons allows the Foundation to maintain a consistent and personal investment approach in asset allocation, investment selection,...

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Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant 2023

Adroit Insurance & Risk will host its 20th Annual Charity Golf Day at 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads on 2 March, 2023. The Adroit Insurance & Risk Charity Golf Day, of which the Foundation is a community partner, is one of the largest events in the Geelong fundraising calendar. Since its inception, the...

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Chairperson Michael Betts Update

It is my pleasure as Chairperson to update our donors and stakeholders on the work of the Geelong Community Foundation. The Foundation has raised a record amount of money in the 2022 financial year of over $1.7 million. We continue to see a growth in bequests, both in number and value, and we have welcomed...

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Connecting with legal and finance professionals in the region

On Thursday September 8 at the Geelong Library, the Foundation co-hosted a professional development event with Foley’s List for legal and finance professionals in the region. The purpose of this event was to support lawyers and financial planners in the community by extending their knowledge on gifts in wills. “ The event provides the opportunity...

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Media release: New Financial Literacy Program offers early-intervention support

People in the Geelong region experiencing financial difficulty are now able to receive financial-management support to avoid reaching a crisis point, thanks to Volunteering Geelong’s pilot Financial Literacy Program. The program has grown from a joint initiative between the Geelong Community Foundation and Give Where You Live, with the aim of fostering a collective response...

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Adroit Golf Day Capital Grant 2023 expressions of interest now open

Adroit Insurance & Risk will host its 20th Annual Charity Golf Day at 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads on 2 March, 2023. The Adroit Insurance & Risk Charity Golf Day, of which the Foundation is a community partner, is one of the largest events in the Geelong fundraising calendar. Since its inception, the...

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261 donors to P500 2022!

We did it – 261 donors! Sincere thanks to the 261 donors who have signed up for P500 2022. This is a record result, smashing our target of 250! The P500 Committee is so excited to have achieved this outcome. Thank you again for sharing the journey of collective giving with us through P500, which...

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Creative community conversations

“What makes your cells sing?” It’s a question that Jules Haddock, Art of the Minds President and & genU Training Mental Health Educator, often asks people. “What makes you really happy, like every cell is dancing in your body? Those things are really important to our mental health,” she says. Arts of the Minds is...

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