Our annual grants reports contain reports from the Chairman and CEO, reviews of each program area and grants approved within the fiscal year, plus facts and figures, They are recommended reading for grant applicants and recipients alike!
For many people, 2021 was another very challenging year with the effects of the global pandemic disproportionately impacting disadvantaged members of our community.
At the Foundation, we are thankful for the continuing efforts of the not-for-profit sector to meet the needs of the community while rising to these new challenges. So, in this year's report, we highlight several of our partners who stepped up to those challenges.
During fiscal 2021, the Foundation awarded 65 grants totalling 26.1 million and paid $28.5 million across 159 grants.
During 2019–20, the Foundation approved 94 grants totalling $29 million continuing its support of outstanding charitable organisations and investing in Australia’s innovative and creative people.
However, the past year has brought great challenges, requiring us all to adapt and change, to support those around us at home and in the wider community.
During this time of enormous disruption and challenge, our grantmaking continued to evolve while still focusing on supporting those who work to protect our environment, alleviate disadvantage, provide developmental opportunities to our children, and promote good health for all. `
In 2018-19, the Foundation awarded 113 grants totalling $25 million. The past year has been one of reflection and renewal at the Foundation.
The Board's decision at its annual planning day in October 2018 to add 'sustainable' as a fourth element in the Foundation's vision has informed this renewal. As a result, the Foundation has now directly aligned its program areas and funding objectives with its vision for a vibrant, healthy, fair and sustainable Australia.
Learn more about these four pillars of our vision, the respective funding objectives and grants awarded over the past fiscal year.
The Foundation continues to proactively seek partnerships with sector leaders wanting to build their capacity, initiate innovative programs and/or scale-up proven approaches.
This year 142 grants totalling $24.5m were awarded to many long-term as well as new not-for-profit partners.
This year's report also includes a review of grants supporting Indigenous communities, health and education over the past five decades.
Learn more about our grantees, their projects and the Foundation's overall approach to grantmaking.