Geelong Community Foundation News

Program improving the health of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Geelong

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Community Foundation. Since its...

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2016 newsletter

The Geelong Community Foundation’s 2016 newsletter is now available.

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2016 grant recipients announced

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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Andrew Lawson farewell

On Tuesday 3 May, we farewelled inaugural Executive Officer, Andrew Lawson at a special event at Truffleduck.  The Geelong Community Foundation Board sincerely thanks Andrew for his incredible contribution to the organisation over more than 16 years.  

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Gail Rodgers appointed CEO

The Geelong Community Foundation Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Gail Rodgers as Chief Executive Officer. Gail’s appointment follows the announcement that founding Executive Officer Andrew Lawson will retire after more than 16 years of outstanding contributions to the Foundation. Gail comes to the Foundation with a distinguished career spanning roles in the...

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Tom Cleary Memorial Scholarship

Information and Application Form for the $750 Tom Cleary Memorial Scholarship, closing 22 January 2016, can be now be downloaded.

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