The Foundation’s recent funding round focused on Major grants and invited applications. Four Major grants totaling just over $9 million were awarded. An additional three program grants were awarded totaling $660,000.
This year, I was fortunate to travel to the USA with members of the Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation to undertake a study tour of philanthropic organisations. The opportunity to meet with 20 or so major US Foundations and experienced philanthropists was invaluable.
At our recent Board Meeting, the Governors considered invited applications from our final funding round for 2016. As this was an invitation only round, fewer grants were under consideration. The Board approved twelve grants totalling $12.9 million. Of these four were major grants.