Geelong Community Foundation News

Back to School Program launched

On Tuesday February 11, Executive Officer Andrew Lawson met with North Geelong Secondary School Principal Nick Adamou and student leaders, for the 2014 launch of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)/Sidney Myer Back to School Program. GCF Ambassador Andrew Mackie was present to meet everyone and have a little handball with student leader...

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Applications for Grants for 2014 were invited and closed 3 March 2014.

Applications for 2015 will be advertised in February 2015 with forms downloadable from this website then.

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Seeing one of our Grants in action

On November 26, Geelong Community Foundation Executive Officer Andrew Lawson and Chairman Val Lawrence were invited to see police volunteers meet their pen-pal buddies at Wexford Court Campus of Northern Bay College in the ‘Literacy Buddies’ program funded by a 2013 Foundation $11,000 grant.  

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Major Bequest

Geelong woman Margaret Cody has bequeathed close to $1m to the Geelong Community Foundation after she died more than a year ago. In an article in the Geelong Advertiser on Saturday November 16, Page 3, Geelong Community Foundation executive officer Andrew Lawson said Margaret Cody’s bequest came as a very welcome surprise to the foundation....

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GCF AGM

Director Wendy Maloney resigned following wonderful service over nine years and was unable to be re elected due to a nine year limit for board members in the constitution. Wendy brought the skills of accounting and taxation to the board through her role with Crowe Horwath (formerly WHK). Director John Skidmore retired after three years...

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2012-13 Annual Report Published

The Geelong Community Foundation 2012/13 Annual Report has been published.

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2013 Annual Newsletter

The Geelong Community Foundation annual newsletterhas been published.  

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2012 Grants Announced

The Geelong Community Foundation grants for 2012 have been announced. Thirty-nine diverse projects and programs have shared in $550,000 covering a range of community needs and interests such as education, training, research, community wellbeing and support for the aged, families, health, youth and the arts. Some of the 39 broad reaching organisations to benefit include Samaritan...

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Doug Aiton writes about Foundation Chair, Val Lawrence

Geelong Community Foundation Chairperson, Val Lawrence OAM, has been recognised for her outstanding community contributions in an article by Doug Aiton.  Read the article here.

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Welcome Leigh Wallace

Leigh Wallace OAM has joined the Geelong Community Foundation as Development Manager. Previously the Philanthropy Director of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation in Melbourne, he holds the first Master of Social Science Degree (Philanthropy and Social Investment) from Swinburne University (2007) and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2010 Queen’s...

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Our region’s most worthy to share in half a million dollars

Thirty diverse community projects and programs have shared in $500,000 thanks to the Geelong Community Foundation’s 2011 grants program. The local programs funded aim to benefit the most disadvantaged in our region, helping to create a stronger, more resilient community. Grants cover a range of community needs and interests such as education, training, research, community...

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$200,000 “bonus” for Geelong Community Foundation

Dr Denis Napthine Minister for Regional Cities announced that the Foundation is the recipient of a $300,000 state government grant. In addition to the Foundation’s private and company donors, in 2010 the Victorian government granted $100,000 with a promise of a further $200,000 if the Foundation could raise $100,000 through its own fundraising. With the...

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