Geelong Community Foundation News

Schools in Philanthropy in the media

March 24: The Geelong Advertiser reported on the work being done by students at Belmont High, Christian College, Sacred Heart and Bellarine Secondary to decide how to distribute funds allocated by the Geelong Community Foundation in the GCF’s Schools in Philanthropy program. This year, the GCF has to decide how to allocate $700,000 among requests...

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A great tradition of helping others

Under the above heading, the Geelong Advertiser Editorial for March 12, in highlighting why “Geelong is a great place to call home”, said that Geelong has individuals and organisations seeking to help each other out, mentioning Give Where You Live, Diversitat and the Geelong Community Foundation. GCF helped fund two Diversitat projects in our 2013...

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Clown doctors to prescribe laughter all year

From the Geelong Advertiser March 1: Along with two ‘Clown Doctors’, 7-year-old Liam Williamson checks the heart of GCF Development Manager Leigh Wallace. GCF granted $9,700 in 2013 to Clown Doctors who visit sick kids in the children’s ward at Geelong Hospital every month. Laughter can be the best medicine.

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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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