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  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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