Geelong Community Foundation News

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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