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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Grant applications now open

November 3, 2016

The Foundation now provides two grant programs, both of which are now open. The Small Grant program supports grants from $3,000 to $10,000 and close 12th December 2016. The Major Grant program is for grants from $10,000 to $30,000 and will not close until 27th February 2017. The geographic boundary of our grant making is...


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Adroit Annual Charity Golf Day

July 13, 2016

Sponsorship opportunities now available! Adroit Insurance Group will host its 15th Annual Charity Golf Day at 13th Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads on 24th November 2016. Thia is an event not to be missed! Teams of four will come together to compete for the prestigious Meatball Cup and raise much needed funds for the Geelong...


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2016 grant recipients announced

June 15, 2016

Vulnerable children and families, the homeless and the aged are just some of our region’s at-risk community members who will benefit from the Geelong Community Foundation grants. The 2016 Geelong Community Foundation grants program, announced on 15 June, will fund 42 diverse projects and programs valued at $740,000 to address our community’s greatest needs. The...


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